- (1773–1841), 9th president of the US, 1841; the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison. As a Whig from Ohio, he became a member of the US House of Representatives 1817–19 and of the US Senate 1825–28. Already a military hero, having led the defeat of the Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 and of Indian chief Tecumseh in 1813, he was a popular candidate for the presidency but served only 32 days before he died of pneumonia.
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