"Tippecanoe and Tyler too." This was the campaign slogan of ninth President William Henry Harrison, born this day, Feb. 9, 1773. He was the first president to die in office, serving the shortest term of only 30 days. A major general, Harrison was commander of the Northwest, winning the Battle of Tippecanoe. He was the son of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration, and grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president. William Henry Harrison stated: "There are certain rights possessed by each individual. ... The American citizen ... claims them because he is ... fashioned by the same Almighty hand as the rest of his species."