William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) was an American military leader, politician, the ninth President of the United States, and the first President to die in office.
Prior to that, Harrison served as the first Governor of the Indiana Territory and later as a U.S. Representative and Senator from Ohio. Harrison originally gained national fame for leading U.S. forces against American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, where he earned the nickname "Tippecanoe" (or "Old Tippecanoe"). As a general in the subsequent War of 1812, his most notable contribution was a victory at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, which brought the war in his region to a successful conclusion, and also saw the death of Indian leader Tecumseh.
William Henry Harrison in Trail of Glory
With a successful military career behind him and substantial personal ambition, William Henry Harrison became the logical choice to lead the Clay administration's military campaign against the Confederacy of the Arkansas in 1825.