Full Name: John Tyler
Profession: 10th US President
Political Party: Whig
Political Titles: Vice President, Governor of Virginia, Senator from Virginia, President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Why Famous: 10th President of the United States (1841–1845). 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.
A firm believer in manifest destiny, he 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.
- 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
- 1841-04-04 Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison
- 1845-03-01 US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas