William Henry Harrison


Who was Harrison’s secretary of state?

Daniel Webster was Harrison’s secretary of state. Webster actually served as secretary of state for three different presidents: Harrison, his successor John Tyler, and later Franklin Pierce. He was a leading senator during his day and also considered one of the country’s finest lawyers. He argued more than two hundred cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Considered a great orator, he also was a great oral advocate in Court. He argued some of the most famous cases in American history, including Dartmouth College v. Woodford (1819), Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), and McCullough v. Maryland (1819).


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