Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ninth President; William Henry Harrison - 3 comments

Hello Tippecanoe! When did we stop using such great nicknames for our Presidents? To recap, we've just seen:
Old Hickory
Old Kinderhook
Tippecanoe &
Tyler Too

OK, well, maybe Tyler Too is a stretch, but the full slogan was a big part of Harrison's campaign for president against the incumbent Martin Van Buren. And it's survived as one of the catchiest phrases in US politics, just behind "I Like Ike."

Harrison died just thirty days into the presidency. His inauguration happened on a particularly cold day, and WHH made his long acceptance speech without a coat. He then took part in a long parade, and developed pneumonia and pleurisy. He struggled with the illness, but succumbed on April 4, 1841.


Blogger Andi said...

matt- i'm lovin' the hall of presidents.

September 22, 2007 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like a pretty crappy presidency. Good thing he had that nickname for us to remember him by!

September 27, 2007 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

William Henry Harrison

October 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM  

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