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9th President (1841)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: Hampden-Sydney College (did not graduate)

Occupation: soldier

Political Affiliation: Whig

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Views on Religion & Politics:


"We admit of no government by divine right, believing that so far as power is concerned the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men; that all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed." -- Inaugural Address, 4 March 1841

"I deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify me in expressing to my fellow-citizens a profound reverence for the Christian religion and a thorough conviction that sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness; and to that good Being who has blessed us by the gifts of civil and religious freedom, who watched over and prospered the labors of our fathers and has hitherto preserved to us institutions far exceeding in excellence those of any other people, let us unite in fervently commending every interest of our beloved country in all future time." -- Inaugural Address, 4 March 1841

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by William Henry Harrison

ed. by Logan Esarey, Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison, 2 vols., Indiana Historical Commission, 1922; reprint, Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison


Reed Beard, The Battle of Tippecanoe, Hammond Press, 1911; reprint, The Battle of Tippecanoe
Samuel Jones Burr, The Life and Times of William Henry Harrison, L. W. Ransom, 1840
Freeman Cleaves, Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time (Signature Series), Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939
Dorothy Goebel, William Henry Harrison: a Political Biography, Historical Bureau of the Indiana Library and Historical Dept., 1926; reprint, Porcupine Press, 1984
Meg Green, William H. Harrison, Twenty-First Century Books, 2007
Robert G. Gunderson, The Log-Cabin Campaign, 1957; reprint, Greenwood Press, 1977
James Hall, A Memoir of the Public Services of William Henry Harrison, of Ohio, Key & Biddle, 1836; reprint, A Memoir Of The Public Services Of William Henry Harrison, Of Ohio (1836)
Robert M. Owens, Mr. Jefferson's Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2007
Norman L. Peterson, Presidencies of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (American Presidency Series), Univ. Press of Kansas, 1989



Works by William Henry Harrison

Inaugural Address (AMDOCS)
Inaugural Address (The Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)

Biographical Sites

William Henry Harrison [alternate site] (POTUS)
William Henry Harrison (White House)
HARRISON, William Henry, 1773-1841 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
William Henry Harrison (USA Presidents)
William Henry Harrison (American President)
Life Portrait of William Henry Harrison (C-SPAN)
President William Henry Harrison (Indiana Historical Society)
William Harrison (Medical History of the Presidents of the United States)

Religious Views

William Henry Harrison from The Religious Beliefs Of Our Presidents, by Franklin Steiner (Internet Infidels)

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