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William Henry Harrison 1773-1841 was 9th President of the United States The oldest president up until then he was also the first to die in office surviving only one month With his known Indian fighting his was given the nickname Old Tippecanoe and Old Tip He was the first presidential candidate to campaign actively for office His election slogan was Tippecanoe and Tyler Too William Henry Harrison was born on Feb 9 1773 on the James River in Charles City County Virginia He was the youngest of seven children four girls and three boys His parents Benjamin and Elizabeth Bassett Harrison were from prominent Virginia families The Harrisons father had served in both Continental Congresses and signed the Declaration of Independence Harrison received his early education at home He entered Hampden-Sydney College in 1787 and later enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania to study medicine After his father died in 1791 Harrison dropped medicine and joined the Army George Washington a friend of his father approved this decision There he served for seven successful years Harrison served as a soldier in early American wars There he fought a battle on the Great Miami River and developed a plan which led to an American victory In 1795 he witnessed and signed the Treaty of Greenville Thereafter he was promoted to captain and given the command of Fort Washington Ohio While at Fort Washington he met his wife Anna Symmes They had ten children six sons and four daughters One of them John Scott Harrison was the father of Benjamin Harrison the 23rd President In 1800 he was named secretary of the Northwest Territory and later become governor of the Indiana Territory While in office he demanded that American Indians be inoculated against smallpox and banned from the purchasing of liquor He then negotiated a treaty with Indian leaders which gave settlers about 2900000 acres of there land Many
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