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John Tyler Jr.

Member From: 1811 - 1839

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  • Birth Date: March 29, 1790 Birth Place:Greenaway Estate, Charles City County, Virginia
  • Death Date: January 18, 1862
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English
  • Spouse: Julia Gardiner Tyler (m. 1844–1862), Letitia Christian Tyler (m. 1813–1842)
  • Children: President John Tyler had the most children of any president – 15 children with two wives.

    Tyler married Letitia Christian in 1813. She only made one public appearance when Tyler became president – it was said she was an invalid. In September 1842, Letitia died of a stroke in the White House. They had eight children:
    Mary Tyler (1815-1847)
    Robert Tyler (1816-1877
    Anne C. Tyler (died at birth)
    John Tyler (1819-1896)
    Letitia Christian Tyler (1821-1907)
    Elizabeth Tyler (1823-1850)
    Alice Tyler (1827-1854)
    Tazewell Tyler (1830-1874)

    A few months after his wife’s death, Tyler began courting 23-year-old Julia Gardiner (30 years his junior). They married on June 26, 1844. They had seven children together:
    David Gardiner Tyler (1846-1927)
    John Alexander Tyler (1848-1883)
    Julia Gardiner Tyler (1849-1871)
    Lachlan Tyler (1851-1902)
    Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935)
    Robert Fitzwalter Tyler (1856-1927)
    Pearl Tyler (1860-1947)
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  • Education: William and Mary
  • Military Service: Captain, Charles City Militia (1813)
  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Additional Info Links: https://www.loc.gov/collections/john-tyler-papers/about-this-collection/
    https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Tyler_John_1790-1862#start_entry
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: U.S. House of Representatives: 1815-1820,
    Governor of Virginia: 1825-1826,
    U.S. Senate: 1827-1836
    10th President of the United States serving from 1841 to 1845 after briefly being the tenth Vice President (1841)
    Virginia Constitutional Convention: (1829, 1861)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1811-1812 Charles City Courts of Justice
1812-1813 Charles City Courts of Justice
1813-1814 Charles City Courts of Justice
Finance
Propositions and Grievances
1814-1815 Charles City Courts of Justice
Finance
1815-1816 Charles City Courts of Justice
Finance
1823-1824 Charles City
1824-1825 Charles City
1825-1826 Charles City Roads and Internal Navigation (Chair)
1839 James City, York and Williamsburg Schools and Colleges (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Lunatic Asylums

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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