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1840 election
The United States presidential election, 1840 was held from 30 October to 2 December 1840. The US Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison and his running mate John Tyler easily defeated Democratic Party incumbent Martin Van Buren with 234 electoral votes to Van Buren's 60 in the first election to see a united Whig Party. Harrison died just one month into office from natural causes, causing John Tyler to become the new president.

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