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William Henry Harrison

AE Curator Jul 16
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The ninth U.S. president, William Henry Harrison (known as ” Old Tippecanoe”) spent much of his life as a soldier and politician in the Northwest Territory. He was the first president to die in office after delivering the longest inaugural address in American history. His running mate, John Tyler, became the first vice president to become president. Although Harrison’s campaign presented him as a simple frontier soldier, he was born in a Georgian mansion overlooking the James River—Berkeley Plantation, owned by his father, Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Location: Charles City
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