Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841

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Birth 1773-02-09
Death 1841-04-04
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Active 1850
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Epithet: of Add MS 34580

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American Indian fighter and president of the United States.

From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828.

From the description of Letter: Vincennes, [Ind.], to [Jonathan] Dayton, Senate, United States, 1804 May 29. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195888

U. S. president, senator, representative, and army officer from Ohio.

From the description of William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939 (bulk 1796-1841). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980113

Harrison was an Ohio politician who became the 9th President of the United States in 1841 and died 31 days later. Barbour was a Virginia politician.

From the description of [Letter] 1828 Jan. 14, Senate Chamber [to] James Barbour, Sec. of War / W. H. Harrison. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 231686050

American general and ninth president of the United States.

From the description of Certificate of appointment, 1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122702251

From the description of Letter, 1795. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122424978

From the description of William Henry Harrison letter, 1795. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 504312821

From the guide to the William Henry Harrison certificate of appointment, 1803, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

The 9th President of the United States, Harrison made his inaugural speech on March 4, 1841, and died of pneumonia on April 4 after only a month in office.

From the description of Funeral sermons [microform], 1841. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 33342060

David Ives Bushnell was born 28 April 1875 in St. Louis, Mo. He was educated in St. Louis schools and in Europe. He worked as an assistant archaeologist at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1901-1904. Bushnell contributed to the Handbook of American Indians and wrote numerous books on Native American Indians, including Native villages and village sites east of the Mississippi, (1919), Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan tribes west of the Mississippi (1922), The Manahoac tribes in Virginia, 1608 (1932), and Virginia before Jamestown (1940). He did much research in Virginia and in the Midwestern United States. He died on 4 June 1941. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki

From the guide to the David Ives Bushnell, Jr. Papers, 1797-1941, (Special Collections Research Center)

William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States. He had the shortest tenure in that office, one month, but he had a lengthy career in Indiana and the Midwest prior to his ascent to the national political stage.

From the description of The papers of William Henry Harrison, 1800-1810 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122401692

Ninth president of the U.S., serving from March 4-April 4, 1841, before dying of pneumonia.

From the description of ADS, 1841 March 8 : on an ALS, 1841 February 7, Springfield, Illinois, from William H. Henderson. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14817830

At the beginning of the War of 1812, General James Winchester was sent to Kentucky to take command of the Army of the Northwest. A short time later, General William Henry Harrison was appointed to the post and Winchester was assigned another command. On Jan. 18, 1813, after a sharp skirmish with the British, Winchester and his troops took the small settlement of Frenchtown on the River Raisin. Disregarding scouts who predicted a British counterattack, Winchester waited for reinforcements and provisions he had requested from General Harrison. Since these requests did not reach Harrison for weeks, Winchester was unprepared for the British and Indian attack on Jan. 22. Few soldiers survived the massacre and Winchester was captured. He was imprisoned until 1814 while Harrison continued to fight and win acclaim. In 1816, Robert B. McAfee published an account of the war and denounced Winchester's command as incompetent. Winchester published a defense of his actions in 1817 criticizing Harrison for failing to answer his plea for troops.

From the description of Letters, 1811-1824. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38555011

General, politician, and President of the United States. Harrison played a major role in the history of the Northwest Territory, serving as army officer (1791-1798); Secretary of the territory (1798-1799); delegate to U.S. Congress (1799-1800); governor (1800-1813); and brigadier general (1812-1814). Harrison later served in the Ohio State Senate and the U.S. House and Senate as a representative from Ohio. He was the Whig party candidate for President in 1836 and 1840, and President of the U.S. in 1841.

From the description of William Henry Harrison papers and documents, 1791-1864. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 28986889

William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States and territorial governor of Indiana.

From the guide to the Harrison, W.H. mss., 1779-1922, bulk 1800-1815, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington))

President of the United States, 1841.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to Gov. Shelby, 1813 Oct. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499219

From the description of Autograph letter signed : North Bend, to Sam'l. H. Guthrie, 1840 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502893

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnatti, 1835 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499122

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Vincennes, to Thomas Jefferson, 1804 May 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270505786

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Vincennes, to Albert Gallatin, 1808 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270505794

Harrison (1773-1841) fought in the Old Northwest Territory at the age of 18 and became aide-de-camp to "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Harrison later served as Governor of Indiana (1801-1812) and as the 9th President of the U.S. (March 4-April 4, 1841).

From the description of Receipts for provisions, 1793,1803. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 41536892

President of the United States, territorial governor of Indiana, and general.

From the description of Papers, 1779-1922, 1800-1815. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 58464769

From the description of Papers, 1794-1834. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 40652196

U.S president, March-April 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828.

From the description of Letter: Vincennes, [Ind.], to Henry Dearborn, 1805 Nov. 29. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195896

Son of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791), father of John Scott Harrison, brother of Carter Bassett Harrison, grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, and great-great-grandfather of William Henry Harrison (1896-1990), a Delegate from the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio, and 9th President of the United States; born on Berkeley Plantation, Charles City County, Va., February 9, 1773; pursued classical studies; attended Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia; studied medicine; entered the Army in 1798 as an ensign in the First Infantry, served in the Indian wars, and rose to the rank of lieutenant; resigned from the Army in 1798; appointed secretary of the Northwest Territory 1798-1799; elected as a Delegate from the Northwest Territory to the Sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1799, to May 14, 1800, when he resigned to become Territorial Governor of Indiana 1801-1813 and also Indian commissioner; defeated the Indians at Tippecanoe in November 1811; major general in the United States Army in the War of 1812; resigned from the Army in 1814; head commissioner to treat with the Indians; elected to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John McLean; reelected to the Fifteenth Congress and served from October 8, 1816, to March 3, 1819; unsuccessful candidate for governor, Ohio in 1820; member, State senate 1819-1821; presidential elector in Ohio in 1822; unsuccessful candidate for House of Representatives in 1822; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1825, to May 20, 1828, when he resigned to become Minister to Colombia 1828-1829; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses); unsuccessful Whig candidate for president in 1836; elected President of the United States in 1840 and served from March 4, 1841, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 4, 1841; interment in William Henry Harrison Memorial State Park, opposite Congress Green Cemetery, North Bend, Ohio. (from Biographical Congressional Directory)

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000279

From the description of William H. Harrison papers, 1734-1939 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 650248624

U.S president, March-April 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828.

Waiting instruction from new president on negotiating land deal with Peorias for property south of Illinois River.

From the description of Letter: Vincennes, [Ind.], 1809 Mar. or Apr. 5. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195884

Epithet: US President

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