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  William Henry Harrison - MSN Encarta
William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773, and grew up on his family's plantation, Berkeley, in Charles City County, Virginia.
He was the son of Elizabeth Basset Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Virginia.
Because Harrison's father wanted his son to become a doctor, he was sent to the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to study under the great physician Benjamin Rush.
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  William Henry Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harrison was born into a prominent political family at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County Virginia, the third son of Benjamin Harrison V and Elizabeth Basset.
Harrison was a tall man, and when in Congress he was referred to by fellow westerners as a Buckeye, as were other tall pioneers on the Ohio frontier, as a term of endearment in respect of the Buckeye chestnut tree.
Harrison's son, John Scott Harrison, was also elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio from 1853 to 1857.
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Harrison, William Henry, Governor and Commander in chief of the Indiana Territory and of the district of Louisiana.
Harrison, Will[ia]m Henry, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Indiana Territory, to the Sheriff of Knox County.
Harrison, Will[ia]m Henry, Vincennes to A. Gallatin, Sec'y of the Treasury.
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 Indiana Governor William Henry Harrison
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON was born in Virginia, the son of Benjamin Harrison, who was himself a governor of Virginia and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Harrison served as representative to Congress from Ohio from 1816 to 1819, and was elected to one term in the Ohio legislature in 1819.
Harrison, sometimes described as the "Washington of the West," was the grandfather of the twenty-third President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison.
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 Biography of William Henry Harrison
Harrison was in fact a scion of the Virginia planter aristocracy.
In the War of 1812 Harrison won more military laurels when he was given the command of the Army in the Northwest with the rank of brigadier general.
Webster had reason to be pleased, for while Harrison was nationalistic in his outlook, he emphasized in his Inaugural that he would be obedient to the will of the people as expressed through Congress.
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 World Almanac for Kids
HARRISON, William Henry (1773–1841), ninth president of the U.S. His claim to fame rests not on his administration—for he died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration—but on the strange campaign by which in 1840 he attained the high office.
Harrison was born on Feb. 9, 1773, to one of the wealthiest, most prestigious, and most influential families in Virginia, on a great plantation in Berkeley Co. From the early 17th century on, the Harrisons had accumulated vast landholdings, occupied the highest political and judicial positions, and intermarried with the leading families of Virginia.
William Henry’s youthful military career and his appointment, when he was not yet 30 years old, to the prominent post of governor of Indiana Territory were due more to the influence of his father, Benjamin Harrison, who had been governor of Virginia, than to any military or administrative talent that he himself had demonstrated.
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 William Henry Harrison
On 25 August, Governor Harrison, although not a citizen of Kentucky, was commissioned major-general of the militia of that state, and given command of a detachment that was sent to re-enforce General Hull, the news of whose surrender had not yet reached Kentucky.
In 1819 General Harrison was chosen to the senate of Ohio, and in 1822 was a candidate for congress, but was defeated on account of his vote against the admission of Missouri to the Union with the restriction that slavery was to be prohibited there.
In 1824 he was a presidential elector, voting for Henry Clay, and in the same year he was sent to the United States senate, where he succeeded Andrew Jackson as chairman of the committee on military affairs, introduced a bill to prevent desertions, and exerted himself to obtain pensions for old soldiers.
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 Great Whigs: William Henry Harrison | Paul Ding in 2008
Harrison was a Christian, an Episcopalian in fact, but his followers forgave him for that.
Harrison served with General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in the Black Swamp of Northwest Ohio, where malaria and ague were problems, largely due to the unwholesome water supplies.
When Harrison took office in 1841 at the age of 68, he was the oldest man to become President; a record that stood for 140 years, until Ronald Reagan became President in 1981 at the age of 69.
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 William Henry Harrison - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Harrison was not only a statesman; in his spare time he was a husband, wife, father, and giraffe.
Harrison's approval quickly waned and the country began lamenting "this failed monarchial experiment." In 1951, riots swept the country and a lynch mob stormed the white house.
In 1943, Harrison was stricken with a fatal case of death, according to a close associate of his captured in early 2002.
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 William Henry Harrison
The ninth President of the United States, William Henry Harrison was born at Berkeley, Charles City county, Virginia, on the 9th of February 1773, the third son of Benjamin Harrison (c.
William Henry Harrison received a classical education at Hampden-Sidney College, where he was a student in 1787-90, and began a medical course in Philadelphia, but the death of his father caused him to discontinue his studies, and in November 1791 he entered the army as ensign in the Tenth Regiment at Fort Washington, Cincinnati.
Harrison was a member of the Ohio senate in 1819-21, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the National House of Representatives in 1822, when his Missouri vote helped to cause his defeat; he was a presidential elector in 1824, supporting Henry Clay, and from 1825 to 1828 was a member of the United States Senate.
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 William Henry Harrison and the West
Harrison was the youngest son of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, the planter Benjamin Harrison of the estate of Berkeley in Virginia, whose ancestors had come to the James in 1632.
Harrison left Winchester with what was to be the left wing of the army to recover Detroit at Fort Defiance, while he went eastward to arrange for the right wing, of Pennsylvania and Virginia troops advancing via Wooster, and the central column advancing via Urbana.
Harrison served in the Senate and in the House, for Ohio, and was appointed Ambassador to Colombia by President John Quincy Adams in 1828.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison was born in Berkeley, Virginia.
While the Harrisons fled to safety, the home was ransacked and stripped of its furnishings, livestock were slaughtered, and slaves and horses were carried off.
Harrison, at age 68, wanted to show he was in good health.
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 President William Henry Harrison
Harrison was subsequently chosen Governor of Virginia, and was twice re-elected.
In 1819, Harrison was elected to the Senate of Ohio, and in 1824, as one of the Presidential Electors of that State, he gave his vote for Henry Clay.
Harrison was unanimously nominated by the Whigs, with John Tyler for the Vice-Presidency.
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 William Henry Harrison Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), the ninth president of the United States, was an early administrator of the American territorial system.
William Henry Harrison was born in Charles City County, Va., on Feb. 9, 1773, into one of the state's leading families.
Harrison served in the Ohio Territory and was aide-de-camp to Gen. Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794), which temporarily destroyed Indian power in the Northwest Territory.
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William was married to Anna Tuthill Symmes on November 25, 1795, in North Bend Ohio.
William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia because he went out in the rain riding horseback, he refused to go in a coach or wear a hat or coat.
William was born on February 9, 1773 in the Berkely Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia.
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 American President
During the War of 1812, Harrison, then a general in the American army, engaged a combined British and Indian force of 1,700 men in the battle at the Thames River in 1813.
Harrison was the Whig candidate of the West.
Harrison, the oldest man at age sixty-eight (before Ronald Reagan) to be inaugurated President, died after serving only one month in office.
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William Henry Harrison was the first president to die in office, about 32 days after he was elected.
Harrison died while in office, as did Lincoln, elected in 1860, Garfield, elected in 1880, Mckinley, elected in 1900, Harding, elected in 1920, Roosevelt, elected in 1940, and Kennedy, elected in 1960.
Harrison was one of two presidents to have double letters in his first and last names.
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 William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison was the ninth U.S. president and, at 68, was the oldest to be inaugurated until Ronald Reagan in 1981 was sworn in at the age of 69.
Harrison was the first president to die in office -- only 31 days after his inauguration.
William Henry Harrison's grandson, also named Benjamin Harrison, became the 23rd president.
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Statements vary as to the length of time William Henry Harrison remained at Hampden-Sidney, and it is impossible to determine the exact date he left the college.
Harrison was very successful in dealing with the Indian and effected many important treaties by which the United States acquired ownership of large tracts of the Indians' land.
After a famous interview between Harrison and Tecumseh at Vincennes in the summer of 1810 the former forced the issue by marching against the Indian Prophet's Town while the latter was absent in the South.
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 Harrison, William Henry on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harrison engaged the forces of Tecumseh at the famous battle of Tippecanoe.
Taking Detroit (Sept. 29, 1813), he advanced to defeat Gen. Henry Procter and establish American hegemony in the West at the battle of the Thames River on Oct. 5, 1813 (see Thames, battle of the), in which Tecumseh was killed.
Harrison then selected a brilliant Whig cabinet headed by Webster and adopted a program outlined by Clay, but the strain of the campaign was too much.
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 William Henry Harrison - Ninth President of the United States
Harrison, the father of the boy who afterwards became President of the United States, were great friends, and were once candidates for the same office in the convention which framed the Declaration of Independence.
William Henry Harrison was born on the banks of the James River, in Virginia, February 9, 1773.
Harrison was the first governor of this vast territory, which was put under his charge as a part of Indiana Territory.
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Harrison, the youngest of seven children, was the son of planter Benjamin Harrison, who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as Governor of Virginia.
William was the youngest of seven children, which under the laws and customs of the day limited his prospects.
Harrison's inaugural committee decorated the Great Hall ceiling with long strips of colorful bunting and fresh garland that gathered at the center of each court and fell gracefully to the surrounding walls.
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