John Tyler (1790 – 1862)

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Life in Brief: John Tyler signaled the last gasp of the Old Virginia aristocracy in the White House. Born a few years after the American Revolution in 1790 to an old family from Virginia's ruling class, Tyler graduated from the College of William and Mary at th… more life in brief »

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Facts about John Tyler

Term
:
10th President of the United States (1841 – 1845)
Born
:
March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia
Political Party
:
Democrat, Whig
Died
:
January 18, 1862
Nickname
:
“Accidental President;” “His Accidency”
Education
:
College of William and Mary (graduated 1807)
Religion
:
Episcopalian
Marriage
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March 29, 1813, to Letitia Christian (1790–1842); June 26, 1844, to Julia Gardiner (1820–1889)
Children
:
Mary (1815–1848), Robert (1816–1877), John (1819–1896), Letitia (1821–1907), Elizabeth (1823–1850), Anne Contesse (1825), Alice (1827–1854), Tazewell (1830–1874), David Gardiner (1846–1927), John Alexander (1848–1883), Julia Gardiner (1849–1871), Lachlan (1851–1902), Lyon Gardiner (1853–1935), Robert Fitzwalter (1856–1927), Pearl (1860–1947)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

William Freehling

Professor Freehling is a senior fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the emeritus Singletary Professor of the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. His writings include:

The Road to Disunion, 1776–1861 (2 volumes; Oxford University Press, 1990 and 2007)

The Reintegration of American History: Slavery and the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1994)

Prelude to Civil War: the Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816–1836 (Oxford University Press, 1992)

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