Inauguration - March 4, 1841
- Harrison was the first President to arrive in Washington, D.C. by train.
- The first official Inaugural committee was formed by citizens of D.C. to plan the parade and Inaugural ball.
- President who has delivered the longest Inaugural address (8,445 words). He died one month later. His death has long been attributed to his prolonged exposure to bad weather at his March 4 Inauguration, but modern historians and public health specialists believe he died due to sewage-contaminated water supply at the White House.
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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.