Today in American History…William Henry Harrison was Born

Today in American history…William Henry Harrison was born in on February 9, 1773 in Charles City County, Virginia.

Some of his lifetime achievements were:

First Governor of the Indiana Territory January 10, 1801 – December 28, 1812

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio‘s First District October 8, 1816 – March 3, 1819

Member of the Ohio Senate (Hamilton County) 1819–1821

U.S. Senator from Ohio March 4, 1825 – May 20, 1828

U.S. Minister to Gran Colombia May 24, 1828 – September 26, 1829

He was our 9th US President and unfortunately has the distinction of serving the shortest Presidency (March 4 – April 4, 1841) due to becoming ill and passing away shortly after his inauguration.

He was the very first President to die in office.

William Henry Harrison also holds the record of having the longest inauguration speech of 8,445 words which took nearly 2 hours to read!

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