President's Day William H. Harrison

Born:  Feb. 9, 1773
Birthplace: Berkeley, Virginia
Party:  Whig
Age at Inauguration:  68
Served:  1841
Died:  Apr. 4, 1841
Age at Death:  68
College:  Hampden-Sydney
Religion:  Episcopalian
Occupation:  Soldier
Runner-Up:  Martin Van Buren (1840)
Vice President:  John Tyler (1841)

Some Trivia

  • He was the first President to study medicine.
  • He was the first president to receive over one million popular votes.
  • He delivered the longest inaugural address on March 4, 1841.  It was an extremely cold day and Harrison did not wear a hat during the 105 minute speech.  He contracted pneumonia and died in the White House one month later.
  • He was the first president to die in office, about 32 days after he was elected.
  • In 1840, his supporters pushed a huge paper ball covered with campaign slogans from city to city. They added a phrase to the language: "Keep the ball rolling."

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