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A Chronology of John Tyler's Life and Career

John Tyler served his nation in a variety of public positions prior to being chosen as William Henry Harrison's vice-presidential running mate in 1841. For more than 75 years after leaving office, historians regarded him as a "mediocre" man and politician at best, but his reputation has since greatly improved. Today, Tyler is generally regarded as someone who displayed great courage and imagination and a devotion to the principles of Thomas Jefferson.

John Tyler

March 29, 1790 John Tyler Birthplace Born in Charles City County, Virginia.
1807   Graduated from William and Mary College.
1809   Admitted to the Virginia Bar.
1811   Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.
1812   Became a captain of volunteers, but resigned after a month because his company had seen no action.
March 29, 1813   Married Letitia Christian.
1816   Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1821   Defeated in bid for the U.S. Senate.
    Chancellor of William and Mary College.
1825   Elected Governor of Virginia.
1827   Elected to the U.S. Senate.
1840   Elected Vice-President of the United States.
April 6, 1841 President John Tyler Succeeded to the presidency.
1842   Mrs. Letitia Tyler died.
1842 Sherwood Forest Purchased Sherwood Forest.
June 26, 1844   Married Julia Gardiner.
1861   Elected to the Confederate House of Representatives.
January 18, 1862 Tyler's Grave Died in Richmond, Virginia.

LINK OF INTEREST
Sherwood Forest www.sherwoodforest.org

SEE ALSO
William Henry Harrison
Thomas Jefferson
Virginia

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