a letter from President Tyler
Did You Know?
He was nicknamed "His Accidency," due to the way in which he assumed office.
He was known as a president without a party, and was threatened with impeachment by both the Whigs and the Democratic party.
He was known as a political outlaw, and named his home "Sherwood Forest."
He was the first president to be widowed and re-married.
Key Events in the Administration
(March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862)
First Lady: Priscilla Cooper Tyler, daughter-in-law
Wife's Maiden Name: Letitia Christian
Other Marriages: Julia Gardiner
Number of Children: 15
Education Level: College
School Attended: College of William and Mary
Profession: Military, Lawyer
Military Service: Captain
Public Service:Presidential Places
Dates of Presidency: 4/6/1841 - 3/3/1845
Presidency Number: 10
Number of Terms: 1
Why Presidency Ended: Left after 1st term
His Vice President(s): None
Vice President For: William Henry Harrison (1841-1841)
Senator: Virginia (1827-1836)
House of Representatives: Virginia (1816-1821)
Governor of a State: Virginia (1825-1827)
State Legislative Service: VA (1811-1816)
Other Offices: Virginia House of Delegates
Methodology and Resources
Gravesite: Hollywood Cemetery
Other Sites: Sherwood Forest
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Papers: Library of Congress - Washington, DC, 202-707-5387
Presidents Programs from
John Tyler Life Portrait: From Sherwood Forest - Charles City, VA
Guests included: Edward Crapol, history professor, College of William and Mary; Harrison Tyler, grandson of President Tyler and owner/resident of Sherwood Forest Plantation; and Payne Tyler, wife of Harrison Tyler and co-owner/resident of Sherwood Forest Watch | Order Videotape
Don Ritchie on Tylers Senate career Watch
Timothy Foley on the origins of "Hail To The Chief" Watch
Gerard Gawalt on Tyler's papers Watch