This 1840 portrait of William Henry Harrison by Albert Gallatin Hoit hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
"As a two-term congressman and former territorial governor, William Henry Harrison could lay no claim to proven abilities in political leadership. But his reputation as a frontier Indian fighter and hero of the War of 1812 amply made up for this, and in 1840 the Whigs eagerly made him their presidential standard-bearer. In the so-called, 'hard cider' campaign that followed, Harrison's supporters celebrated his military prowess and: combined it with homespun frontier imagery that was unprecedented for its carnival-like brouhaha. While discussion of real issues was avoided, that brouhaha proved sufficient in itself to win, Harrison the presidency.
Jubilance over this victory however, proved shortlived. Soon after delivering the longest inaugural address ever made Harrison contracted pneumonia and, on April 4, 1841 became the first president to die in office." -- National Portrait Gallery