Ten fun facts about John Tyler
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John Tyler was born on March 29, 1790 in Charles City County, Virginia.
He graduated in law from the College of William and Mary in 1807 at the age of 17.
John Tyler worked for a prominent law firm in 1809 and gained a position in the Virginia House of Delegates at the age of 21.
He served as a military captain in the War of 1812. John Tyler was the state’s governor from 1825 to 1827. He voted against most nationalist legislation and opposed the Missouri Compromise.Fact 5
In April 1841 John Tyler was the first U.S vice president to be sworn in as president due to the death of his predecessor, President Harrison.Fact 6
Opponents dubbed Tyler “His Accidency” He spent the rest of his term without a vice president.Fact 7
John Tyler signed the Texas statehood bill into law on March 1, 1845, a mere three days before the end of his term.Fact 8
He voted for Virginia’s secession from the Union before he died and was elected to the Confederate Congress.Fact 9
John Tyler died in office on January 18, 1862 after suffering a stroke in Richmond, Virginia.Fact 10
New York Times described Tyler in the 1862 obituary as the “most unpopular public man that had every held any office in the United State Go to more people facts ❯
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