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William Henry Harrison art Tina Mion painting

William Henry Harrison, the Four of Diamonds
9th President of the United States, 32 days, 1841

Harrison’s “Log Cabin Campaign” for president was one of the most imaginative in American history, with over 100 Harrison campaign songs, 200 Harrison campaign ribbons, and an unprecedented array of novelties. There were parades with floats designed to look like log cabins. Huge leather balls inscribed with slogans like “Tippecanoe and Tyler too” were rolled through towns. Voter turnout jumped from 57.8% to 80.2% of eligible voters. Harrison refused to wear a hat at his inauguration. He caught a cold and died a month later.

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