Chronology of William Henry Harrison's Life and Career
William Henry Harrison gained fame as an Indian
fighter, especially after defeating the Shawnee Indians
at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, an accomplishment
which led to his being nicknamed "Tippecanoe."
The Whig Party first ran Harrison for President against
Van Buren in 1836. He lost.
They ran him again in 1840. Using Harrison's colorful
military career as their theme, the Whigs turned the
campaign into a circus and made "Tippecanoe and
Tyler too!" their rallying cry. This time, Harrison
defeated Van Buren. He became the first Whig President,
and the only President whose grandson, Benjamin Harrison,
also became President.
Dates and Events in William Henry Harrison's Life
|Feb 9, 1773
||Born at Berkeley Plantation, in
Charles City County, Virginia.
||Developed a plan which led to an
American victory on the Miami River.
|Nov 25, 1795
||Married Anna Symmes.
||Appointed Secretary of the
||Elected the first delegate to
Congress from the Northwest Territory.
||Governor of Indiana Territory.
||Negotiated a treaty with Indian
leaders which transferred about 2,900,000 acres
of land on the Wabash and White rivers to
|Nov 7, 1811
||Defeated Shawnee Indians at the
Battle of Tippecanoe.
||Served in the War of 1812.
||Settled on a farm in North Bend,
||Member of the U.S. House of
||Elected to the Ohio Senate.
||Unsuccessful candidate for
Governor of Ohio.
||Unsuccessful candidate for U.S.
House of Representatives.
||Member of the U.S. Senate.
||U.S. Minister to Colombia.
||Defeated for the presidency by
Martin Van Buren.
||Elected President of the United
|Apr 4, 1841
||Died in the White House.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
From Revolution to Reconstruction. odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/wh9/
POTUS: Presidents of the United States. www.ipl.org/div/potus/whharrison.html
War of 1812
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