10 John Tyler

10 John Tyler

10 John Tyler

10 John Tyler
10 John Tyler

 
  • 10th President of the United States (1841-1845)
  • Vice President: none
  • Born: March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia
  • Nickname: "Accidental President;" "His Accidency"
  • Education: College of William and Mary (graduated 1807)
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: March 29, 1813, to Letitia Christian (1790-1842); June 26, 1844, to Julia Gardiner (1820-1889)
  • Children: Mary (1815-1848), Robert (1816-1877), John (1819-1896), Letitia (1821-1907), Elizabeth (1823-1850), Anne Contesse (1825), Alice (1827-1854), Tazewell (1830-1874), David Gardiner (1846-1927), John Alexander (1848-1883), Julia Gardiner (1849-1871), Lachlan (1851-1902), Lyon Gardiner (1853-1935), Robert Fitzwalter (1856-1927), Pearl (1860-1947)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Affiliation: Democrat, Whig
  • Died: January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia
  • Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

John Tyler Trivia:
Graduated College of William and Mary (1807). Vice President under Harrison. First vice president to assume office after the death of a president. He was a Whig, but the Whig party disowned him after he vetoed banking bills supported by the Whigs. In January 1843, the Whigs introduced impeachment resolutions in the House, but the measures were defeated. Tyler served as president without being a member of any political party. He was a grand-uncle of Harry S Truman.


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