#10 – John Tyler
#10 – John Tyler
• Born: March 29,
1790
• Birthplace:
Greenway,
Virginia
• Political Party:
Whig
• Vice President:
none
• Term: 1841-45
• Children: 14
• Died: January 18,
1862
#10 – John Tyler
• He was the son of
the Governor of
Virginia.
• 1807: Graduated
from the College
of William and
Mary.
• Began to study
law (Lawyer)
#10 – John Tyler
• 1811-16: elected to the Virginia
Legislature.
• 1813: married Letitia Christian
(seven children)
• 1817-21: elected a U.S.
representative from Virginia.
• 1823-25: Elected to the Virginia
Legislature again.
#10 – John Tyler
• 1825-27: Elected Governor of
Virginia.
• 1827-36: Elected U.S Senator
from Virginia
– He was a Democrat – upset at
Jackson, resigned as Senator
and moved over to the Whig
Party.
#10 – John Tyler
• 1841 - 45: Took over the
Presidency when William
Henry Harrison died.
Becomes the tenth President
of the U.S.
• 1842: first wife dies; Letitia
Christian
• 1844: remarries – to Julia
Gardner. (seven children)
#10 –John Tyler
• 1845: Texas is annexed to the
US
#10 – John Tyler
• 1845: retires to his Virginia
plantation.
• 1861: re-enters political life
after the Civil War breaks out.
• 1862: member of the
Confederate States Congress
from Virginia.
• Died: January 18,1862 – before
he could begin public office.
Interesting Facts
• 1845: Texas is annexed to the
U.S.
• 1845: Double-tube tire – Robert
Thompson, England
• 1845: Florida admitted to the
U.S. (27) - slave state
• 27 states in the Union