Dirty politics

William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, died 32 days after taking office in 1841.

Harrison, 68, presented himself as a simple frontier fighter, living in a log cabin and drinking cider, in contrast to his opponent, the aristocratic, and champagne-sipping, Martin Van Buren. It should be noted that Harrison was really a descendent of the Virginia aristocracy.

Harrison became ill after delivering a long inaugural address in wet, freezing weather without wearing a hat, overcoat or

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