john tyler

John Tyler

10th President of the United States

In office
April 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845
Vice President None
Preceded by William Henry Harrison
Succeeded by James K. Polk
10th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
President William Henry Harrison
Preceded by Richard Mentor Johnson
Succeeded by George Dallas
United States Senator
In office
March 4, 1827 – February 29, 1836
Preceded by John Randolph
Succeeded by William Cabell Rives
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
March 3, 1835 – December 6, 1835
Preceded by George Poindexter
Succeeded by William R. King
23rd Governor of Virginia
In office
December 10, 1825 – March 4, 1827
Preceded by James Pleasants
Succeeded by William Branch Giles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia’s 
23rd district
In office
December 17, 1816 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by John Clopton
Succeeded by Andrew Stevenson
Personal details
Born March 29, 1790
Charles City County, Virginia, U.S.
Died January 18, 1862 (aged 71)
Richmond, Virginia
Resting place Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Whig & Democratic
Other political
Democratic (1825–1834)
Whig (1834–1841)
Spouse(s) ·         Letitia Christian
(m. 1813; died 1842)·         Julia Gardiner
(m. 1844; his death 1862)
Children 15, including David Gardiner,John Alexander, and Lyon Gardiner
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Profession Lawyer
Religion Deism
Military service
Service/branch Volunteer Military Company
Years of service



John Tyler was conceived on March 29, 1790, in Charles City County, Virginia, to a conspicuous crew. Raised by folks John and Mary Armistead Tyler, he grew up with eight kin, and they all got the best instruction accessible.

He concentrated on law at the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1807, at 17 years old. After his permission to the bar in 1809, John Tyler worked for a conspicuous law firm in Richmond. His dad got to be legislative leader of Virginia that year, and at age 21, John Tyler utilized his dad’s contacts to pick up a position in the Virginia House of Delegates. After his dad’s passing, John Tyler acquired a critical number of properties and slaves.

In the War of 1812, John Tyler served as a military skipper. He was then chosen to the House of Representatives; he picked up impact amid his residency in the House, from 1816 to 1821.

Subsequent to going out of Representatives, John Tyler served in the Virginia State House of Delegates for quite a long while before serving as the state’s senator from 1825 to 1827. A champion for the South, John Tyler joined Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and their recently framed Whig party contrary to President Andrew Jackson.

In 1840, the Whig Party designated John Tyler as VP to presidential applicant William Henry Harrison. Advancing themselves as “Tippecanoe and John Tyler Too” (Harrison battled in the Battle of Tippercanoe), Harrison and John Tyler won the decision, and were initiated in March 1841.

Only one month later, President Harrison kicked the bucket from an icy that had formed into pneumonia. In this manner, John Tyler turned into the first U.S. VP to be confirmed as president due the demise of his forerunner. Adversaries named President John Tyler the “Unplanned President” and “His Accidency.”

The Whig Party removed John Tyler from its gathering after he vetoed a bill to resuscitate the Bank of the United States. The next year, the president vetoed a duty bill, and the Whig Party, drove by Henry Clay, endeavored to indict him for abuse of veto force. The indictment procedure neglected to pick up footing, and John Tyler stayed in force.


To pick up support amid his offer for his re-race in 1844, John Tyler bolstered the extension of Texas into the Union. Worried that he and Democrat James Polk would part the vote in the three-way presidential decision with adversary Henry Clay, Tyler pulled back to guarantee Clay’s misfortune.

In the wake of leaving the administration, John Tyler drove endeavors for Southern severance. He turned into an individual from the Confederate House of Representatives. John Tyler kicked the bucket in office on January 18, 1862, in the wake of misery a stroke in Richmond, Virginia. He was covered in the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia—the same town that he passed .

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