John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States from 1841-1845. Tyler served as state legislator, United States Representative and in the United States Senates prior to his election as Vice President in 1840. He succeeded William Henry Harrison’s after his death and was the first President to succeed to this office following the death of the incumbent. Tyler opposed Federalism and emphatic support of states’ rights, alienating him from most political allies that brought power to Washington. Initially a Democrat, Tyler’s opposition to Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren led to his alliance with the Whig Party. He was elected as Vice President on the Whig Party.
Tyler was born March 29, 1790 and was the first President to be born after the adoption of the Constitution. Tyler married his first wife Letitia Christian in 1813 while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates and had eight children. Following the death of Letitia , Tyler married Julia Gardiner and together they had seven children. Tyler suffered from ill health throughout his life and died in 1845 at the age of 55.
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- John Tyler from the White House
- John Tyler: A Resource Guide from the Library of Congress
- Works by or about John Tyler in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Biography by Appleton’s and Stanley L. Klos
- U.S. Senate Historian’s Office: Vice Presidents of the United States—John Tyler
- John Tyler in Union or Secession: Virginians Decide at the Library of Virginia
- POTUS – John Tyler
- Tyler’s letters refusing government intervention, April and May 1842
- John Tyler at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Works by John Tyler at Project Gutenberg