William H. Harrison

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| caption = Photographic reproduction of a portrait of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States. He was the first President to die in office when he succumbed to pneumonia in April 1841 just a few weeks after his inauguration.
<p>William Henry Harrison was an American political and military leader and the ninth President of the United States. He was born in Charles County, Virginia, on February 9, 1773. His father was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He attended and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and, at his father's insistence, studied medicine from 1790 to 1791 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Upon his father's death in 1791, Harrison immediately joined the United States Army. He soon found himself in the Northwest Territory, assisting Anthony Wayne as an aide-de-camp. Harrison participated in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and was present at the negotiating and signing of the Treaty of Greeneville.<br />