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William Henry Harrison




1773-1841



William Henry Harrison was born February 9,
1773 at Berkeley plantation on the James
River in Charles City County, Virginia. He
was the youngest son of Benjamin Harrison,
a signer of the Declaration of Independence.


Harrison was the first presidential candidate to
actively campaign for office in his bid to unseat
the incumbent Martin Van Buren. This was known
as the "Log Cabin Campaign" and was said to
have been a spectacle of slogan and slander.

Harrison served the Old Northwest for American
settlement through his Indian fighting and treaty
making. It was this reputation that led him to
the White House.


Let's take a trip to Berkeley plantation.