John Tyler

Born: March 29th, 1790
Died: January 18th, 1862 (Age: 71)

Start Date
Apr 4, 1841
End Date
Mar 4, 1845
Whig Party

John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States, serving from 1841 to 1845. He was born on March 29, 1790, in Charles City County, Virginia, and studied law at the College of William & Mary. Tyler was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1811 and later served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1817 to 1821. He became vice president under William Henry Harrison in 1840, but assumed the presidency after Harrison's death just one month into his term. During his presidency, Tyler faced opposition from his own party, the Whigs, due to his disagreements with their economic policies and his efforts to annex Texas. He was the first president to marry in the White House, and his wife, Julia Gardiner Tyler, was the first First Lady to be born after the American Revolution. Tyler's presidency was marked by a series of vetoes, including the first veto of a bill passed by Congress, and he was the first president to be impeached, although he was acquitted by the Senate.