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10th President - John Tyler
Born: March 29, 1790
Died: January 18, 1862

  • Personal
  • First Lady: Priscilla Cooper Tyler, Daughter-In-Law
  • Children: 15
  • Education Level: College
  • School Attended: College of William and Mary
  • Profession: Military, Lawyer
  • Military Service: Captain
  • Public Service
  • Dates of Presidency: April 6, 1841 - March 3, 1845
  • # of Terms: 1
  • Vice President: None
  • Party: Whig
  • Vice President For: William Henry Harrison (1841)
  • Senator: Virginia (1827-1836)
  • Governor: Virginia (1825-1827)
  • House of Representatives: Virginia (1816-1821)
  • State Legislature: Virginia (1811-1816)
  • Other Offices: Virginia House of Delegates
  • Did You Know?
  • He was nicknamed "His Accidency," due to the way in which he assumed office.
  • He was known as a president without a party, and was threatened with impeachment by both the Whigs and the Democratic party.
  • He was known as a political outlaw, and named his home "Sherwood Forest."
  • He was the first president to be widowed and re-married.
  • Did You Know?
  • He was nicknamed "His Accidency," due to the way in which he assumed office.
  • He was known as a president without a party, and was threatened with impeachment by both the Whigs and the Democratic party.
  • He was known as a political outlaw, and named his home "Sherwood Forest."
  • He was the first president to be widowed and re-married.
  • He was elected in 1862 to the Confederate House of Representatives.
  • Letitia Tyler, was the first wife of a president to die while living in the White House. When Tyler remarried two years later to Julia Gardiner Tyler, he was the first president to be married while in office.
  • During his term, Texas was annexed.
  • "Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."
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The Peabody Award-winning series profiles the men who have served as chief executive of the United States. This website, created as a companion to C-SPAN's 20th anniversary television series, provides an in-depth look at each of the presidents, their lives, families and administrations.