Clint Mauk | "General William Henry Harrison" | February 25, 2010 | Maumee Branch Library
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Author Clint Mauk spoke about William Henry Harrison at the Maumee Branch Library.
William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773. He was born to a politically active family with five generations previous to him serving in political office. His home was attacked during the American Revolution. Harrison was tutored as a youth and decided to become a doctor. He attended an Academy in Southampton County before entering the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He eventually dropped out when he could no longer afford it and joined the army. Harrison joined the army in 1791 and served until 1798. During this time, he fought in the Indian Wars in the Northwest Territory. He was hailed as a hero at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 where he and his men held the line. He became a captain before resigning. After that he held public offices until he joined the military again to fight in the War of 1812.