Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Presidents Week- William Henry Harrison

Continuing my review of less-than adequate presidencies for Presidents Week, today we will examine William Henry Harrison.

William Henry Harrison was a hero of the War of 1812, and later governor of the Indiana territory and Senator from Ohio.

He was elected to the presidency in 1840, and inaugurated in March of 1841. Thirty-one days later he died. He was the oldest president elected until Ronald Reagan, and spent most of his term dead.

The end.

Here's to William Henry Harrison in celebration of Presidents Week!

2 comments:

Jason Jones said...

Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Steve said...

Actually, spending most of his term dead would vault him past some of the other presidents we have had considering all of the damage they have done while alive.