Cincinnati, Ohio, resident Craig Hockenberry earned a master’s degree in education administration from Xavier University and has worked in that field for more than two decades. Craig Hockenberry has won numerous awards throughout his career and personal life, including the William Henry Harrison Award from the Boy Scouts in 2017.
William Henry Harrison was born in 1773 to a well-off family on a Virginia plantation. His father was a member of the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence. While he studied medicine in college, Harrison decided to enlist in the military in 1791 and served with the Regular Army’s First Infantry.
After his time with the army, Harrison began his political career, which took off in 1801 when he started serving as governor of Indiana, holding the position until 1813. The War of 1812 saw Harrison make a name for himself, which would help his political career. From 1816 to 1828 he served in positions including the Ohio senate, US House of Representatives, and the US Congress.
Harrison ran for president in 1836 but came up short, yet ran again in 1840, winning the popular vote by a narrow margin. He was the oldest president ever elected into office at the time, and, unfortunately, caught pneumonia. On April 4, 1841, President Harrison died from his illness, the first US president to die while in office.