10. John Tyler

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“His Accidency”

  • Full Name: John Tyler
  • Years in Office: 1841–1845
  • Political Party: Whig
  • Nicknames: “His Accidency,” “Accidental President”
  • Age at Inauguration: 51
  • Vice President: None (following Harrison’s death)
  • Birth: March 29, 1790 in Greenway, Virginia
  • Death: January 18, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia
  • Place of Burial: Hollywood Cemetery – Richmond, Virginia
  • Height: 6’
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: John Tyler (1747–1813); Judge, governor of Virginia
  • Mother: Mary Marot Armistead Tyler (1761–1797)
  • First Wife: Letitia Christian (November 12, 1790 – September 10, 1842)
  • First Marriage: March 29, 1813 in New Kent County, Virginia
  • Second Wife: Julie Gardiner (May 4, 1820 – July 10, 1889)
  • Second Marriage: June 26, 1844 in New York
  • Children:
    • From First Wife: Mary (1815–1848); Robert (1816–1877); John (1819–1896); Letitia (1821–1907); Elizabeth (1823– 1850); Anne (1825–1825); Alice (1827–1854); Tazewell (1830–1874)
    • From Second Wife: David Gardiner (1846–1927); John Alexander (1848–1883); Julia (1849–1871); Lachlan (1851–1902); Lyon Gardiner (1853–1935); Robert Fitzwalter (1856–1927); Pearl (1860–1947)
  • Home: Sherwood Forest – Charles City, Virginia
  • Education: Local Virginia schools; William and Mary College (1807)
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Captain of Volunteer Company in Richmond, Virginia
    • Lawyer (1809–)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1816–1821)
    • Member of Virginia Legislature (1823–1825)
    • Governor of Virginia (1825–1826)
    • Member of the U.S. Senate (1827–1836)
    • Vice President – William Henry Harrison administration (1841)
    • President (1841–1845)
    • Member of Confederate Congress (1861–1862)
  • Writings: Letters and Times of the Tylers

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