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President William Henry Harrison
3 West Scott Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Voice: 812-882-2096

Our ninth president was born in Charles City County, Virginia on February 9, 1773. As a student, he studied medicine in Richmond, but in his first year of study he went into the military.

During Harrison’s military career, he served as an assistant to General “Mad Anthony” Wayne in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. This battle opened up most of the Ohio area into settlement land. He later resigned in 1798.

Later that year, he became Secretary of the Northwest Territory. Three years later in 1801, he became the Governor to the Indiana Territory, and served there for 12 years. His jobs as Governor consisted of achieving land from the Indians and defend settlements.

Harrison then became involved in the Battle of Tippecanoe, where he fought off Indians who were attacking a camp on the Tippecanoe River. Although Harrison won the battle, it left several men dead and wounded. The battle did, however, clear away some of the Indian raids on settlements until the War of 1812.

In the war of 1812, Harrison won several battles and became the commander of the Army in the Northwest under the rank of brigadier general. Due to his bravery, he scattered Indian forces to point where they could no longer pose a treat to the Northwest.

After the military, Harrison returned to civilian life until the Whigs nominated him for President in 1840. The American people were thrilled to have him as president, and Harrison won the electoral votes 234 to 60.

Unfortunately, Harrison caught a cold during his Inaugural Address, which developed in to pneumonia. He died on April 4, 1841; a month into his presidency.



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