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  Tyler, Robert
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NameRobert Tyler
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, Alabama , United States
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Born September 09, 1816
DiedDecember 03, 1877 (61 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jan 25, 2008 09:15pm
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InfoHe was born September 9, 1816 and died December 3, 1877. Introverted and shy as a child, Robert overcame his handicap to become a powerful lawyer and politician. In his twenties he married Priscilla Cooper and worked as a private secretary in his father's White House. The couple lived in the mansion, with Priscilla serving as White House hostess for an invalid First Lady. Later, Robert rose to prominence in Pennsylvania politics, becoming an early supporter of President James Buchanan. He served as registrar for the Confederate treasury during the Civil War. Tyler refused opportunities to trade on his fame as a presidential son, maintaining a dignity and integrity that won deep friendships and wide respect. In later years he became the Alabama Democratic state chairman and editor of the Montgomery Advisor. He had nine children.

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Father John Tyler 1790-1862
Grandfather John Tyler, Sr. 1747-1813
Sister Mary Tyler Jones 1815-1848
Brother John Tyler, Jr. 1819-1896
Sister Letitia "Letty" Tyler Semple 1821-1907
Sister Elizabeth "lizzie" Tyler Waller 1823-1850
Sister Anne Contesse Tyler 1825-1825
Sister Alice Tyler Denison 1827-1854
Brother Tazewell Tyler 1830-1874
Brother David Gardiner "Gardie" Tyler 1846-1927
Brother John Alexander "Alex" Tyler 1848-1883
Sister Julia Tyler Spencer 1849-1871
Brother Lachlan Tyler 1851-1902
Brother Lyon Gardiner Tyler 1853-1935
Nephew Harrison Ruffin Tyler 1928-
Brother Robert Fitzwalter Tyler 1856-1927
Sister Pearl Tyler Ellis 1860-1947
Mother Letitia Christian Tyler 1790-1842

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