10th President of the United States
(April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845)
Nicknames: "Accidental President"; "His
Born: March 29, 1790, in Greenway, Virginia
Died: January 18, 1862, in Richmond, Virginia
Father: John Tyler
Mother: Mary Marot Armistead Tyler
Chrisitan (1790-1842), on March 29, 1813; Julia
Gardiner (1820-1889), on June 26, 1844
Children: Mary Tyler (1815-48); Robert Tyler (1816-77); John
Tyler (1819-96); Letitia Tyler (1821-1907); Elizabeth Tyler (1823-50); Anne
Contesse Tyler (1825); Alice Tyler (1827-54); Tazewell Tyler (1830-74); David
Gardiner Tyler (1846-1927); John Alexander Tyler (1848-83); Julia Gardiner Tyler
(1849-71); Lachlan Tyler (1851-1902); Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935); Robert
Fitzwalter Tyler (1856-1927); Pearl Tyler (1860-1947)
Education: Graduated from the College of William and Mary
Political Party: Whig
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year
- Member of Virginia House of Delegates, 1811-16
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1816-21
- Virginia State Legislator, 1823-25
- Governor of Virginia, 1825-26
- United States Senator, 1827-36
- Vice President, 1841 (under W.
- Member of Confederate States Congress, 1861-62
Presidential Election Results:Abel P. Upshur (1843-44)
Secretary of the Treasury
Thomas Ewing (1841)
Walter Forward (1841-43)
John C. Spencer (1843-44)
George M. Bibb (1844-45)
Secretary of War
John C. Spencer (1841-43)
James M. Porter (1843-44)
William Wilkins (1844-45)
John J. Crittenden (1841)
Hugh S. Legare (1841-43)
John Nelson (1843-45)
Francis Granger (1841)
Charles A. Wickliffe (1841-45)
Secretary of the Navy
George E. Badger (1841)
Abel P. Upshur (1841-43)
David Henshaw (1843-44)
Thomas W. Gilmer (1844)
Y. Mason (1844-45)
Vice President: None
- Never ran for president.
- Secretary of State
Notable Events:Compiled by the White House.
-- from The
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Contains a full biography, written by Robert J. Morgan of the University of
Virginia, along with suggestions for further reading.
Tyler -- from The
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early
life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other
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John Tyler -- from the
Hall of Forgotten Presidents
A case for considering Tyler as one of the "near-great"
- Tyler's cabinet resigned after he vetoed banking bills supported by the
- Far East opened to U.S. traders after a treaty with China signed.
- Texas annexed followed by war with Mexico.
Tyler -- from The
Presidents of the United States of America
Other Internet Resources:
Details of Tyler's Inauguration. Tyler never made an Inaugural Address.
Points of Interest:
to the Chief" whenever a president appears at state functions was
started by Tyler's second wife, Julia.
- Tyler was the first president whose wife died while he was in office.
- Tyler was the only president to hold office in the Confederacy.
- Five years after leaving office, Tyler was so poor he was unable to pay a
bill for $1.25 until he had sold his corn crop.
- The of playing "