Despite serving the shortest presidency who delivered the longest inaugural address nearly 2 hours long? – 2017

Despite serving the shortest presidency who delivered the longest inaugural address nearly 2 hours long?




William Henry Harrison







Answer: President Harrison has the dual distinction among all the Presidents of giving the longest inaugural speech and of serving the shortest term of office. Known to the public as “Old Tippecanoe,” Harrison delivered an hour-and-forty-five-minute speech in a snowstorm without wearing a hat or overcoat. He came down with a bad cold that developed into a major respiratory infection. Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history.

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