John Tyler

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Birthday
29, 1790
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jan 18, 1862 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1790
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jan 18, 1862 (71)

About

Tenth U.S. president and the first to succeed a president because of the officeholder's death. He led the way for the annexation of Texas in 1845.

Before Fame

He was raised with his two brothers and five sisters on Greenway Plantation in Virginia. He started practicing law when he was 19 years old.

Trivia

He was an adamant advocate of states' rights and supported the Confederate government during the Civil War, serving in the Confederate House of Representatives until his death.

Family Life

He married twice, fathering eight children with his first wife and seven more with his second.

Associated With

He succeeded William Henry Harrison, who served as president for only 31 days before dying of complications caused by pneumonia.

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