John Tyler
10th President of the United States
John Tyler

Vice President:  None
Born:  March 29, 1790, in Greenway, Virginia
Died:  January 18, 1862, in Richmond, Virginia
Career/Occupation:  Lawyer
Religion:  Episcopalian
Education:   Graduated from the College of William and Mary (1807)
Political Party:  Whig
Nickname(s): "Accidental President"; "His Accidency"
Other Government Positions

  • 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. H. Harrison)
  • Member of Confederate States Congress, 1861-62

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year

Presidential Firsts:

  • First President to ascend to the Presidency by the death of his predecessor. 
  • First President to have a veto overridden. 
  • First President to face a vote of impeachment in the House (it was unsuccessful). 
  • First President to be widowed while in office  
  • First President to remarry while in office (to Julia Gardiner Tyler on June 27, 1844). 
  • First President to have been married twice (Letitia Christian and Julia Gardiner. He had children with both his wives.)
  • First President to have served as President pro tempore of the Senate.
  • First President to not have a vice president during his entire time in office.
  • First President to be born after the ratification of the United States Constitution. 
  • First President to be born during someone's presidency. 
  • First President to be expelled from his Political Party while in office.

  • In a Biography.com report,
    The Whig Party expelled Tyler from its party after he vetoed a bill to revive the Bank of the United States. The following year, the president vetoed a tariff bill, and the Whig Party, led by Henry Clay, attempted to impeach him for misuse of veto power. The impeachment process failed to gain traction, and Tyler remained in power.
  • First President to have grandchildren living in the 21st Century.

  • In a; February 20, 2017, U. S. News and World Reports article, written by Staff Writer, Curt Mills, It was reported,
    AS THE UNITED STATES celebrates Presidents Day, an historical oddity continues: President John Tyler, who served from 1841 to 1845, was born in 1790, died in 1862, still has two surviving grandsons.
    Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born in 1924. Harrison Ruffin Tyler was born in 1928. They are the sons of Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr., one of President Tyler's 15 children.
    "Both my grandfather — the president — and my father, were married twice. And they had children by their first wives. And their first wives died, and they married again and had more children. And my father was 75 when I was born, his father was 63 when he was born," Harrison Tyler explained to New York Magazine in 2012.
  • First President to join the Confederacy and serve in the Provisional Confederate States Congress (1861-62). 

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