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Who was William Harrison?
William Harrison was the 9th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His term in office, his presidency, only lasted for 32 days during the year of 1841. He was 68 years old when he entered office on March 4, 1841.

William Harrison's Nickname Meanings
William Henry Harrison was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison who became the 23rd US President. He was often referred to as 'Bill' by his family and friends.
He had a variety of nicknames including Old Tippecanoe, The Cincinnatus of the West, Old Granny, General Mum and Washington of the West.  The reference to Tippecanoe and Washington of the West were his victories at the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe and 1813 Battle of the Thames. General Mum was due to his avoidance of speaking out on controversial issues.


Description and Picture of William Harrison
The picture of William Harrison portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 8 inches in height and 140 pounds in weight. He had brown eyes and thin, wispy brown hair that went gray with age and a light complexion. His heavy eyebrows and prominent nose dominated his angular features. His tight, thin lips were in contrast to his strong jaw.

Character and Personality Traits: What was William Harrison like?
The personality of William Harrison is described as being genial, kind and good humored, at odds with his somewhat stern appearance. He was frank, direct and humble, without airs and graces. He was also a cautious man whose nickname "General Mum" reflected his caution and his avoidance of speaking out on controversial issues.

Facts about President William Harrison and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was William famous for? Why was he important? The history and life of President William Harrison during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President William Harrison Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was William Harrison?  
 William Henry Harrison was the 9th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency were March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Whig political party
What other political offices did William Harrison hold before his presidency?
 The Secretary of Northwest Territory, 1798
 The Territorial Delegate to Congress, 1799-1801
 Territorial Governor of Indiana, 1801-1813
 U.S. Congressman from Ohio, 1816-1819
 United States Senator, 1825-1828
 The Minister to Colombia, 1828-1829
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was John Tyler (1841)
What was his nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'Old Tippecanoe'
Who was William Harrison' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Anna Harrison
President William Harrison Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of William Harrison
William Harrison was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of William Harrison can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

William Harrison Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was William Harrison born?  
 He was born on February 9, 1773, in Berkeley, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Benjamin Harrison
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Elizabeth Bassett Harrison
Where was William Harrison educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Hampden-Sydney College
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did William Harrison do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he followed a military career
Who was William Harrison' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864). They married on November 25, 1795
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Elizabeth Bassett Harrison (1796-1846); John Cleves Symmes (1798-1830); Lucy Singleton (1800-26)William Henry (1802-38); John Scott(1804-78); Benjamin(1806-40); Mary Symmes(1809-42); Carter Bassett(1811-39); Anna Tuthill(1813-65); James Findlay1814-17)
When did William Harrison die?
 He died on April 4, 1841, in Washington, D.C.
William Harrison Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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