America Comprehended: William Henry Harrison

by awindram

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON: Ninth and shortest serving President of the United States (1841). During their administration most Presidents will be expected to respond, on behalf of the nation, to those taxing questions that the office asks of them. Unfortunately for Harrison he failed with the very first questions asked of his presidency: “Sir, it’s raining. Would you care to ride in the closed carriage and put on this overcoat for your inauguration today?”