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    President without a Party

    Christopher Leahy talked about John Tyler, the first vice president to succeed a president who died in office--and who was ejected from his own political party. The Virginia Museum of…

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    Virginia Presidents

    This was a look at the eight Virginia-born presidents who led the nation from its 18th-century origins and into the 20th century -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James…

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    First Ladies Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, and Julia Tyler

    Edna Greene Medford and Taylor Stoermer talked about the life and influence of first ladies Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, and Julia Tyler. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Among the…

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    Personal Crises and Public Responsibilities

    Panelists discussed the personal crises of Presidents John Tyler, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, and the impacts of these crises on national politics. This panel was part of the event “When Life…

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    Life Portrait of John Tyler

    In the tenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of John Tyler was discussed. Professor Crapol talked about Tyler’s career and offered observations about the history of…

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    John Tyler: The Accidental President

    A look at the life of President John Tyler. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President after the death of an incumbent - in this case, William Henry Harrison. Historian Edward Crapol looks…

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    President Tyler and the Civil War

    Edward Crapol talked about President John Tyler and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved disagreements about…

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    Virginians in the White House

    Edward Crapol and Daniel Preston talked about their books about John Tyler and James Monroe. Edward Crapol is the author of John Tyler, the Accidental President, published by The University of North…

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    Senate Career of John Tyler

    Mr. Ritchie talked about John Tyler’s controversial Senate career in which he revoked his party affiliation because of disagreements with President Andrew Jackson.

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    John Tyler Biographical Vignette

    A brief biographical sketch of President John Tyler.

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    Papers of John Tyler

    Gerard Gawalt, American History Specialist, Library of Congress, showed some of the papers of John Tyler which are kept at the Library of Congress. Among the items shown were Tyler’s diary,…

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  • Life Portrait of John Tyler

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