American Presidents

More about William Henry Harrison

  • The only year of his presidential term (1841), two other presidents-- Van Buren and Tyler-- also served.
  • Anna Harrison never had the opportunity to live in the White House, because her husband died in office before she could join him from their home in Ohio.
  • He was the grandfather of president Benjamin Harrison.
  • "I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." -- the last known words spoken by William Henry Harrison, on his deathbed.

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