Cabinet of William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison was elected the first United States Whig Party candidate for President of the United States in 1840 . He had run four years earlier and, as one of four regional Whig candidates, took second place behind Democrat Martin Van Buren . In 1840 he was able to defeat it. When he took office, he was 68 years old, the oldest president at the time, until Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1981 at the age of almost 70 .
Harrison was also the first president not to survive his term. He died after just a month of complications from pneumonia that he contracted when he was inaugurated. After the shortest presidency in US history to date, John Tyler became the first Vice President to succeed his deceased predecessor on April 4, 1841 .
|Department / Office||Official||Period||image|
|President of the United States||William Henry Harrison||1841|
|Vice President of the United States||John Tyler||1841|
|United States Secretary of State||Daniel Webster||1841|
|United States Secretary of the Treasury||Thomas Ewing||1841|
|United States Secretary of War||John Bell||1841|
|United States Secretary of the Navy||George Edmund Badger||1841|
|United States Attorney General||John Jordan Crittenden||1841|
|United States Postal Secretary||Francis Granger||1841|