On February 9, 1773, future U.S. President William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his role as the ninth President of the United States, serving a brief term in office.
Gear up for a thrilling ride through U.S. history as our Emmy Award-winning series, 'Presidential Libraries, Museums and More,' returns. In this episode, we delve into the life of William Henry Harrison, exploring his journey from a military officer to the highest office in the land.
In 1840, William Henry “Granny” Harrison was mocked for his presidential run at age 67 — 15 years younger than President Biden would be at the start of his term. Despite the skepticism, Harrison's campaign proved to be groundbreaking and set the stage for future older candidates.