William Harrison
9th President of the United States
William Harrison

Vice-President  John Tyler (1841)
Born  February 9, 1773, in Berkeley, Virginia
Died:    April 4, 1841, in Washington, D.C.

Career/Occupation:  Soldier
Religion:   Episcopalian
EducationAttended Hampden-Sydney College
Political Party:   Whig
Nickname(s):   "Old Tippecanoe"; "Old Tip"
Other Government Positions:
  • Secretary of Northwest Territory, 1798
  • Territorial Delegate to Congress, 1799-1801
  • Territorial Governor of Indiana, 1801-13
  • U.S. Congressman from Ohio, 1816-19
  • United States Senator, 1825-28
  • Minister to Colombia, 1828-29

Presidential Salary:  $25,000


  • First President elected as a Whig to the Presidency.
  • First President from Ohio.
  • First President to have 10 or more biological children.
  • First President to be born in the same county as his Vice-President.
  • First President to not appoint anyone to the Supreme Court
  • First President to not issue an Executive order
  • First President to give an inaugural address of more than 5,000 words.
  • First President whose grandson (Benjamin Harrison) was also a President.
  • First President to have his photograph taken while in office.
  • First President to be over the age of 65 upon entering office.
  • First President to die in office.
  • First President to have been a Brigadier general.
  • First President to serve as Ambassador to a South American country, having served as United States Minister to Gran Colombia from 1828 to 1829.
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