Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Tyler, John

Tyler, John (father of David Gardiner Tyler), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia, a Vice President and a President of the United States; was born in Charles City County, Va., March 29, 1790; attended private schools, and was graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1807; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Charles City County; captain of a military company in 1813; member of the State house of delegates 1811-1816; member of the council of state in 1816; elected as Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Clopton; reelected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from December 16, 1817, to March 3, 1821; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820 because of impaired health; again a member of the State house of delegates 1823-1825; Governor of Virginia 1825-1827; elected to the United States Senate in 1827; reelected in 1833 and served from March 4, 1827, to February 29, 1836, when he resigned; elected President pro tempore of the Senate March 3, 1835; member of the State constitutional convention in 1829 and 1830; was nominated for Vice President of the United States in 1835; president of the Virginia African Colonization Society in 1838; again a member of the State house of delegates in 1839; elected Vice President of the United States on the Whig ticket of Harrison and Tyler in 1840; was inaugurated March 4, 1841, and served until the death of President Harrison April 4, 1841; took the oath of office as President of the United States April 6, 1841, and served until March 3, 1845; chancellor of William and Mary College in 1859; delegate to and president of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the Confederate Provisional Congress in 1861; elected to the House of Representatives of the Confederate Congress, but died in Richmond, Va., January 18, 1862, before the assembling of the Congress; interment in Hollywood Cemetery, where a monument has been erected over his remains by the Congress of the United States.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Tyler, John," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1940 Original Sources, accessed August 8, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4LRQRYM3Q6KJ8UF.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Tyler, John." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1940, Original Sources. 8 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4LRQRYM3Q6KJ8UF.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Tyler, John' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1940. Original Sources, retrieved 8 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4LRQRYM3Q6KJ8UF.