09. William Henry Harrison (1841)

**Died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration

Party: Whig

Vice President – John Tyler

MAJOR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS:

  • First President to die in office – shortest serving President to date
  • Gave the longest inaugural address up to that point in a pouring rain, then died a month later
  • Known as the “Log Cabin and Hard Cider” Candidate
  • Lost to Martin Van Buren in the Election of 1836

MAJOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

  • Fought and defeated Tecumseh’s Native American forces at the Battle of Tippecanoe [November 7, 1811]
  • Defeated British and Indian forces at the Battle of the Thames in 1813 during the War of 1812