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William Henry Harrison
(1773 - 1841)

1773 Born 9 February
1790 Attends University of Pennsylvania, studies medicine
1791 Father dies, Harrison leaves university and is commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Army
1795 Marries Anna Tuthill Symmes
1796 Daughter, Elizabeth, born
1798 President John Adams appoints Harrison secretary of the Northwest Territory
1798 Son, John, born
1800 Adams names Harrison governor of the Indian Territory - present day Indiana and Illinoi
1800 Daughter, Lucy, born
1802 Son, William, born
1806 Son, John Scott, born
1809 Daughter, Mary, born
1809 Treaty of Fort Wayne
1811 "Tecumseh's War"
1811 Son, Carter, born
1812 War of 1812 - takes command of the Army of the Northwest
1813 Daughter, Anna, born
1814 Son, James, born
1816 Serves in the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio
1819 Serves in the Ohio State Senate
1820 Defeated as a candidate for governor of Ohio
1824 Elected to the U.S. Senate
1828 Minister to Colombia
1836 Northern Whig candidate for President, but loses the election to Martin Van Buren
1840 Again runs for president wins in a landslide victory
1841 Dies 4 April, of pneumonia - a month after taking office

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