John Tyler Biography

John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in April 1841. Tyler was known as a supporter of states' rights, which endeared him to his fellow Virginians, yet his acts as president showed that he was willing to support nationalist policies as long as they did not infringe on the rights of the states. Still, the circumstances of his unexpected rise to the presidency and his possible threat to the ambitions of other potential presidential candidates left him estranged from both major parties in Washington. A firm believer in manifest destiny, President Tyler sought to strengthen and preserve the Union through territorial expansion, most notably the annexation of the independent Republic of Texas in his last days in office.

Tyler, born to an aristocratic Virginia family, came to national prominence at a time of political upheaval. In the 1820s the nation's only political party, the Democratic-Republicans, split into factions. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Tyler
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Lawyer, Politician
Religion:
Episcopal Church, Deism
Date of Birth:
March 29, 1790
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
January 18, 1862
Age at Death:
71
Cause of Death:
Stroke
Marriages
  • 1813-03-29
    John Tyler (23) later 10th US President, marries 1st wife Letitia Christian Tyler (22)
  • 1844-06-26
    10th US President John Tyler marries 2nd wife Julia Gardiner in NYC, 1st president to marry while in office
John Tyler Timeline
  • 1841-04-04
    Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison
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