Henry Dearborn

Henry Dearborn by Gilbert Stuart
Portrait of Henry Dearborn

6th President of the United States
March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829

Predecessor James Monroe
Successor Andrew Jackson
Born February 23, 1751
North Hampton, New Hampshire, US
Died June 6, 1829
Roxbury, Massachusetts, US
Political Party Democratic-Republican

Henry Dearborn was the 6th President of the United States and an American politician.

Dearborn rose to fame for his heroics in the Revolutionary War, and his military service in the Ohio region afterwards led to him meeting President Thomas Jefferson and joining the Democratic-Republicans. Dearborn led the campaign into Canada in the War of 1808, famously hoisting the American flag above Halifax. He became a national hero, which led to his nomination for presidency in 1824, where he barely defeated fellow veteran Andrew Jackson. Dearborn led the nation in a new period of modernization, commissioning railroads and canals, and also fought the national debt. However, Dearborn, with his lack of political experience compared to his fellow party members, led to him failing to keep the party united. The Democratic-Republicans splintered into factions, and with his health failing, Dearborn declined to run for re-election. Without a leader, the party collapsed.