William Henry Harrison with Ham

William Henry Harrison with Ham

9th PRESIDENT

NAME: William Henry Harrison

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Harrison was slim, of average height, with thin brown hair that had grayed by the time he became president and that he combed rather carelessly straight down over his forehead or sloping slightly to the right. He had a long, thin, angular face, of fair complexion, distinguished by a long sharp-bridged nose, closely set eyes, thin lips, and a strong jaw. A female observer once described his expression as “serene and engaging.”

PERSONALITY: A plain-spoken man, Harrison was good-humored, affable, and accessibly. The Reverend Timothy Flint, a frequent visitor to his home at North Bend, Ohio, described him as urbane, hospitable, kind, and utterly unpretentious.

SOURCE: DeGregorio, William A. The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents. 7th ed. Fort Lee: Barricade Books, 2009.

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