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John Tyler, III02/28/1747 -- 01/06/1813avatar
Mary Marot Armisteadabt 1761 -- 04/05/1797avatar
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President John Tyler, IV

Birth03/29/1790
 
Education1807
 
College Of William And Mary
Occup1816-1821
 
US Rep. from VA
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Occup1825-1827
 
VA Governor
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Occup1827-1836
 
US Senator from VA
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Org.1829
 
Virginia Constitutional Convention, Virginia, Delegate
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Org.1834-1836 US Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, Chairperson
Election1836
 
USA Presidential Election
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Election1840
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1841-1845
 
USA President
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Occup1841-1841
 
USA Vice President
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History28 Feb 1844
 
USS Princeton Explosion
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Org.1861
 
Secession Convention, Virginia, Attendee
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Death01/18/1862
 
Cause: stroke
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Aged: 71.8 years
He was the only U.S. president to join the Confederacy. He was vice-president under William Henry Harrison, serving March-April 1841. He became president upon Harrison's death. 10th President of the United States. He became president following the death of William Henry Harrison. He did not run for election at the end of the term.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

David Gardiner 

12 JUL 18465 SEP 1927  NY, Suffolk Co, East Hampton Mary Morris Jones 
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John Alexander 

7 APR 18481 SEP 1883  VA, Charles City Co, Sherwood Forest Plantation Sarah Gardiner 
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Julia 

15 DEC 18498 MAY 1871  VA, Charles City Co William H. Spencer 
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Lachlan 

2 DEC 185126 JAN 1902  VA, Charles City Co Georgia Powell 
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Lyon Gardiner 

24 AUG 185312 FEB 1935  VA, Charles City Co Annie Baker Tucker, Susan Ruffin 
6

Robert Fitzwalter 

12 MAR 185630 DEC 1927  VA, Charles City Co Fannie Glinn 
7+

Pearl 

12 JUN 186030 JUN 1947  VA, Richmond City William Munford Ellis 
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  • Other, : Though Julia Tyler did not have long in the White House, she nonetheless made quite an impact. Like Angelica Van Buren before her, Julia's impact was not always a positive one. She often gave offense by appearing "too regal" or "queenlike". Also like Angelica Van Buren, Julia preferred royalist trappings: a dais of several steps, ostrich plums and royal purple, for example. Unlike Angelica Van Buren, however, Julia Tyler found it impossible to stay on her dais, but rather would come down and lead the dancing on the arm of her gallant husband. There was no doubt that Julia enjoyed her position and had a deep love for her husband, who was some 30 years her senior. At twenty-four, Julia was the youngest First Lady to date and was immensely wealthy as well. She was able to bring a certain style and opulence to a rather dull and staid White House. She, still mourning her father, wore either white, black lace or royal purple (also a mourning color), and in her hair, ending on her forehead, a headpiece made of black jet beads, later changed to diamonds. She often appeared in public with the greyhound given to her by her husband.

    It was Julia who had "Hail to the Chief" played for the President at state occasions. Later it was briefly banned by Sarah Polk, who very soon realized her mistake (her husband was being overlooked) and had it restored. Julia also had a "court" of ladies in waiting made up of her sister Margaret, two cousins and one of Tyler's younger daughters by his first marriage. Perhaps one reason this worked was due to their youth and beauty. Julia once noted that much could be forgiven is one is young and pretty. Julia introduced both the polka and the waltz, but would never dance outside the White House, unless she arrived early enough to open the ball herself. No wonder she was often called "Lady Presidentress" or "Her Loveliness". Julia even hired a press agent to sound her praises fair and wise and, though some like John Quincy Adams made fun of the Tylers, it made good news.
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  2. Findagrave Julia Gardiner Tyler
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