Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Lesser-Known Presidents- William Henry Harrison

By Alyssa Bridge
February 18, 2016

William Henry Harrison was the ninth president of the United States of America. Prior to his presidential campaign, Harrison was an American military officer and a politician. At the time of his election, at age 68, he was the oldest president to be elected. During his inaugural address, Harrison decided that he did not want to wear a hat or a coat. This later showed to be a problem when Harrison died on his 32nd day in office from pneumonia. His successor, John Tyler, was nicknamed “His Accidency” due to how he came to be the president. However, how many students have heard of President William Henry Harrison? Surprisingly, 2/3rds of the people I interviewed had heard of him. However, none of the students knew how long he was President for.