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John Tyler Facts and Trivia

Birthday: March 29, 1790
Birthplace: Greenway, Va.
College or University: William and Mary
Religion: Episcopalian
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: Captain
Married: Letitia Christian Tyler (1st wife- died in 1842) - Julia Gardiner Tyler (2nd wife - married in 1844)
Children: 8 children by 1st wife, 7 children by 2nd wife
President number: 10th
Political Party: Whig
Runner Up: n/a
Vice President: none
Age at Inauguration: 51
Served: 1841 - 1845
Number of terms: 1
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senator, Vice-President
Died: January 18, 1862
Age at Death: 71
Place of Burial: Richmond, Va.

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Tyler was born on a tobacco plantation.

- Tyler had more children than any other president. He had 15 children and his last child was born when he was 70 years old.

- Tyler was vice president to President William Henry Harrison who caught cold during his inauguration speech and died a month later (April 4, 1841). Harrison was the first president to die in office and the Constitution was tested as to what happened next. Tyler took the oath of office in April 1841.

- As president, Tyler's proslavery policies angered abolitionists.

- The Civil War began 16 years after Tyler left office.

- Julia Tyler, started the tradition of playing "Hail to the Chief" when the president arrives at gatherings.

 

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