John Tyler (1790-1862)

John Tyler, 10th President of the United States

Associated Houses

Sherwood Forest

Charles City

Greenway Plantation

Charles City

He started out as Democrat but later allied himself to the Whigs. He was twice elected Governor of Virginia. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a U.S. Senator and a Virginia State Senator. He was the first vice-president to be elevated to the Presidency. He replaced William Henry Harrison in 1841 who was President for just 31-days after contracting. He served longer in the White House than any other President not elected to office. Amazingly, despite being born in 1790, as of 2018 President Tyler has two grandsons still living Lyon and Harrison.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 14/03/2019 and last updated on 14/05/2020.