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John Tyler
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Mr. Tyler
Political Party: Whig & Democratic
Education: College of William and Mary
Religion Deism

Episcopalian

Born March 29, 1790, USA
Died January 18, 1862, CSA (aged 71)
John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States. He was the first Vice President to succede to the Presidency following the death of William Henry Harrison. A lifelong Democratic-Republican, Tyler was nonetheless the VP nomination for the Whig Party. After becoming President, Tyler angered many Whigs like Henry Clay by vetoing practically all of their agendas. Eventually the Whigs kicked him out of the party in 1843, rendering him the last independent president since George Washington.

In 1813, he served in a Virginia militia.

In 1861, Tyler sided with his native state, which had joined the Confederate States of America because he was firm believer in states' rights. In fact, when he was sworn in as Vice President on March 4, 1841, he gave a three-minute speech about states' rights before presiding over the Senate. He was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives but he died before he could be sworn in. He was given the funeral of a hero of the Confederacy.

In 2012 his grandson (no joke) Harrison Tyler was interviewed.[1] [2]

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