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Who was John Tyler?
John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1841 and ended in 1845. He was 51 years old when he first began his term of office on April 4, 1841. He was named after his father.

John Tyler's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his father
and had a variety of nicknames including 'His Accidency' and 'Young Hickory'. The nickname 'His Accidency' was a reference to his unexpected elevation to the Presidency by the death of his predecessor, William Henry Harrison. The nickname 'Young Hickory' was a follow-on to the nickname given to President Andrew Jackson whose troops referred to him as being as "tough as old hickory." His plantation was called "Sherwood Forest" referring to his reputation as a political outlaw.


Description and Picture of John Tyler
The picture of John Tyler portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 6 feet in height and thin at 160 pounds in weight. He had blue eyes and wavy, thin, brown hair. He had a gaunt expression with high cheekbones and a weak chin.

Character and Personality Traits: What was John Tyler like?
The personality of John Tyler is described as a charming, elegant man with gracious and courteous manners amongst people with whom he shared a similar background. He was uncomfortable and shy with the working class with whom he had nothing in common. He was unable to make friendly, small talk with the average American.

Facts about President John Tyler and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was John Tyler famous for? Why was John Tyler important? The history and life of President John Tyler during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President John Tyler Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was John Tyler?  
 He was the 10th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1841 and ended in 1845 (April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Whig political party
What other political offices did John Tyler hold before his presidency?
 Virginia House of Delegates, 1811-16
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1816-21
 Virginia State Legislator, 1823-25
 The Governor of Virginia, 1825-26
 United States Senator, 1827-36
 Vice President, 1841 (under William Harrison)
 Member of Confederate States Congress, 1861-62
Who was his Vice President?
 He did not have a Vice President
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The resignation of the Cabinet (1841)
 Labor Unions were legalized (1842)
 The first wagon train via the Oregon Trail (1842)
 The Texas Annexation Treaty (1844)
 The Treaty with China (1845)
What was John Tyler' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'His Accidency'
Who was John Tyler' s first  lady?
 The names of his First Ladies were Letitia Tyler, Priscilla Tyler and Julia Tyler
President John Tyler Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of John Tyler
John Tyler was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of John Tyler can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

John Tyler Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was John Tyler born?  
 He was born on March 29, 1790, in Greenway, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was John Tyler
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Mary Marot Armistead Tyler
Where was John Tyler educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the College of William and Mary (He graduated in 1807)
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did John Tyler do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was John Tyler' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his first wife was Letitia Chrisitan (1790-1842). They married on March 29, 1813
 The name of his second wife was Julia Gardiner (1820-1889). They married on June 26, 1844
  The names of his children were Mary (1815-48); Robert (1816-77); John (1819-96); Letitia (1821-1907); Elizabeth (1823-50); Anne Contesse (1825); Alice (1827-54); Tazewell (1830-74); David Gardiner (1846-1927); John Alexander (1848-83); Julia Gardiner (1849-71); Lachlan (1851-1902); Lyon Gardiner (1853-1935); Robert Fitzwalter (1856-1927); Pearl Tyler (1860-1947)
When did John Tyler die?
 He died on January 18, 1862, in Richmond, Virginia
John Tyler Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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