He originally gained national fame for leading U. As a general in the subsequent War of , his most notable action was in the Battle of the Thames in , which brought an end to hostilities in his region.
This battle resulted in the death of Tecumseh and the dissolution of the Indian coalition which he led. In the state legislature elected him to the US Senate.
He served a truncated term after being appointed as Minister Plenipotentiary to Colombia in May Returning to his farm in Ohio, Harrison lived in relative retirement until nominated for the presidency in Defeated, he retired again to his farm. He was elected president in , and died of pneumonia in April , a month after taking office. William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison February 9, — April 4, was the ninth President of the United States , an American military officer and politician , and the first president to die in office.
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Description Originally published in , this biography of the childhood years of America's ninth president, William Henry Harrison, details the boyhood adventures and character of young Tippecanoe prior to his assumption of the highest office. The story opens with young Harrison's rousing rescue of sister Sally from drowning when he was just seven, followed soon after by an account of Harrison's quick thinking as he saved his uncle from bleeding to death following an accident.
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