The Presidential Database

New window


White House Biography


No speeches listed at this time.


No news at this time.

John Tyler

10th President of the United States



10th Vice-President of the United States


"The institutions under which we live, my countrymen, secure each person in the perfect enjoyment of all his rights."

--Remarks after swearing in, 1841

Full Name: John Tyler

Born: March 29, 1790

Birthplace: "Greenway", Charles City County, Virginia

Father: John Tyler (1747-1813)

Mother: Mary Armistead Tyler (1761-1797)

First Wife: Letitia Tyler (1790-1842)

Married: March 29, 1813

Second Wife: Julia Tyler (1820-1889)

Married: June 26, 1844

Religious Preference: Episcopalian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, Virginia Delegate, U.S. Representative, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senate, Vice-President

Political Party: Whig

Age at Inauguration: 51

Term of Office (President): April 4, 1841 - March 4, 1845

Vice-President: ----

Died: January 18, 1862

Age at Death: 71

Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia

President at Time of Death: Abraham Lincoln