Interior: Baby - President with the most children - 15 from 2 wives!
John Tyler Curriculum Vitae
Presidential Number: 10th
Years President: 1841- 1845
Party Affiliation: Democrat and Whig
Main Contender: N/A (became president after Harrison’s death)
State Represented: Virginia
Birthday: March 29, 1790
Place of Birth: Charles City County, VA
Higher Education: College of William and Mary
Prior Occupations: soldier, lawyer, congressman, governor, senator, vice president
Nickname: His Accidency, Accidental President
Height: 6’ 0”
Favorite Food: dessert puddings
Hobbies: playing violin, reading and dancing
Pets: Le Beau, a greyhound; The General, a horse; a pair of wolfhounds; Johnny Ty, a canary
Tyler was a strong proponent of states’ rights, causing more friction between north and south. He signed the Log Cabin Bill which gave settlers the right to claim land before it was for sale and then buy it later for $1.25 an acre. This helped westward expansion. He signed a tariff bill that protected northern manufacturers. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty helped end a border dispute with the Canadian colonies along the Maine border. His favorite accomplishment was the 1845 annexation of Texas. During his term, Florida was admitted as the 27th state.
Trivia: First VP to become president due to death of predecessor; after becoming president, never appointed a vice president; first to have wife die while in office; first to be married in office; president with the most children (15 from two wives); known for hosting energetic parties which included the previously forbidden polka; had a library of over 1200 books, with Shakespeare being his favorite; first president to have his veto overridden by Congress; first president to have security protecting him (4 men guarded White House doors).