Who gave the longest inauguration speech – 2017

who gave the longest inauguration speech

William Henry Harrison




Longest Inauguration Speech: William Henry Harrison’s Ran Nearly 2 Hours. The longest presidential inauguration address was delivered by the man who had the shortest presidency. On March 4, 1841, William Henry Harrison was inaugurated as president and decided to give a marathon speech.




William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was the ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the last president born as a British subject. He was 68 years, 23 days old at the time of his inauguration, the oldest President-elect to take office until Ronald Reagan in 1981. Harrison died 31 days into his term of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history.




He was the first president to die in office, and his death sparked a brief constitutional crisis, but its resolution left unsettled many questions following the presidential line of succession in regard to the Constitution until the passage of the 25th Amendment in 1967. He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, who served as the 23rd President from 1889 to 1893.

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