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the ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first president to die in office. He was 68 years, 23 days old when inaugurated, the oldest president to take office until Ronald Reagan in 1981. Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. His death sparked a brief constitutional crisis, but its resolution left unsettled many questions following the presidential line of succession in regards to constitution up until the passage of the 25th Amendment in 1967. He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, who was the 23rd President from 1889 to 1893.
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02/09/1773-Future US president William Henry Harrison is born
12/02/1840-William Henry Harrison elected president of US 
03/04/1841-Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison 
04/04/1841-US president William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia after one month in office, at age 68
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Politics:
  • Party: Whig
  • Vice President: John Tyler
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Burwell Bassett Jr.
...and Martha Washington and first cousin of President William Henry Harrison. He was unsuccessful in contesting the election...
John Tyler
...elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death...
Daniel Webster
...United States Secretary of State, under Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (1841–1843) and Millard Fillmore...
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But I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.
The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation, ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
The people are the best guardians of their own rights and it is the duty of their executive to abstain from interfering in or thwarting the sacred exercise of the lawmaking functions of their government.
The plea of necessity, that eternal argument of all conspirators.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
To Englishmen, life is a topic, not an activity.
We admit of no government by divine right....The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
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