|Political Party:||Whig & Democratic|
|Education:||College of William and Mary|
|Born||March 29, 1790, USA|
|Died||January 18, 1862, CSA (aged 71)|
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.