William Henry Harrison

9th President of the United States (March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841)
Nicknames: "Old Tippecanoe"; "Old Tip"
Vice President: John Tyler

Born: February 9, 1773, in Berkeley, Virginia
Died: April 4, 1841, in Washington, DC

Father: Benjamin Harrison
Mother: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison
Married: Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864), on November 25, 1795
Children: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison (1796-1846); John Cleves Symmes Harrison (1798-1830); Lucy Singleton Harrison (1800-1826); William Henry Harrison (1802-1838); John Scott Harrison (1804-1878); Benjamin Harrison (1806-1840); Mary Symmes Harrison (1809-1842); Carter Bassett Harrison (1811-1839); Anna Tuthill Harrison (1813-1865); James Findley Harrison (1814-1817)

Religion: Episcopalian
Education: Attended Hampden-Sydney College
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Whig



Harrison had been in office less than a month when he caught a cold that developed into pneumonia. On April 4, 1841, he died (the first President to die in office) and with him died the Whig program.


See Also:

White House History -- William Henry Harrison


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