John Tyler

10th US President John Tyler Full Name: John Tyler
Nationality: American

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

Presidential Term: 4th April, 1841 - 4th March, 1845
Preceded By: William Henry Harrison
Succeeded By: James Knox Polk

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.

Born: March 29, 1790
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, USA

Died: January 18, 1862 (aged 71)

Married Life

  • 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

Historical Events in the Life of John Tyler

  • 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

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