The Presidents of the USA

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10
John Tyler
1841-1845


picture of President John Tyler
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birthplace

Charles City County, VA

birthday

March 29

Life

1790-1862

age

OFC:51 , d. 72

party

Whig, No Party

presidency highlights

Refused to be a passive replacement — Pushed Texas annexation

nickname:

His Accidency

vice-president:

none
picture of President John Tyler

previous office

10th Vice President of USA

key background fact:

The first Vice President to succeed to the Presidency

occupation

Lawyer

military service

Captain of Virginia militia,raised a unit in Richmond in the War of 1812

children

15:   8 boys  7 girls

wife:

Letitia Christian (1813), Julia Gardiner (1844)

height

6' 0'' / 1.83 m

higher education

College of William and Mary

religion

Episcopalian

 

quote

"Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."

actions & events

  • 1841 His cabinet resigned after he vetoed banking bills
  • 1844 USS Princeton disaster. 8 died in Potomac,
  • 1845 Texas annexed followed by war with Mexico

economy

    foreign affairs

    • 1842 Webster–Ashburton Treaty settles border issues with the British

    military activity

    • 1842 End of the 2nd Seminole war

    unique facts

    • The only president expelled from his party while in office.
    • More children than any other president: 15
    • The only president to hold office in the Confederacy.

    interesting

    He had 15 children. He loved to play the violin.
    Five years after leaving office, Tyler was so poor, he was unable to pay a bill for $1.25 until he had sold his corn crop.

    military activity

    • 1842 End of the 2nd Seminole war

    Legacy

    His presidency is held in low esteem but scored a victory, the Texas annexation. Expelled from his party while in office and without followers was powerless and yet effective and rather underrated

    Official portrait

    Official portrait