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New England Convention Bunker Hill. September 10TH. 1840

New England Convention Bunker Hill. September 10TH. 1840



Campaign badge produced for the New England Whig Convention in Boston, September 10-11, 1840. An aureole of light surrounds an oval bust portrait of Harrison, ringed by medallions of the arms of the states of (clockwise from upper left) Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. An American eagle, holding arrows, perches on the Vermont seal at top, and the names of Harrison's military triumphs--Ft. Meigs, Thames, and Tippecanoe--appear behind.

Born: Feb. 9, 1773 Died: April 4, 1841 Presidential Term: March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841 Vice President: John Tyler William Henry Harrison, American military officer ​and politician was the ninth President of the United States (1841), the oldest President to be ​elected at the time. Delivering the longest inaugural address in U.S. history, he came down with pneumonia that made his 30-day presidency the shortest in U.S. history. On his 32nd day, he became the first to die in office, serving the shortest tenure in U.S. Presidential history. "All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer." /William Henry Harrison/





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