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William Henry Harrison

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Birthday
9, 1773
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Apr 4, 1841 (68)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1773
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Apr 4, 1841 (68)

About

Ninth president of the United States, the first to die in office, and the last to be born before the Declaration of Independence was written.

Before Fame

He briefly studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania until a lack of funds led him to join the army.

Trivia

He died after only 32 days in office. His death led to the passage of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution that would settle many issues regarding presidential succession.

Family Life

His father was revolutionary leader and Founding Father Benjamin Harrison V.

Associated With

His inaugural speech lasted for almost two hours in spite of being edited by Daniel Webster.