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  Tyler, David Gardiner "Gardie"
NameDavid Gardiner "Gardie" Tyler
Address14501 John Tyler Memorial Hwy
Charles City, Virginia , United States
Born July 12, 1846
DiedSeptember 05, 1927 (81 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 15, 2019 07:08pm
InfoDavid Gardiner Tyler (July 12, 1846-September 5, 1927), was a U.S. Democratic Party politician.

He was born in East Hampton, New York and was the first child born to former President John Tyler and his second wife, Julia Gardiner Tyler. He was named after his late maternal grandfather, David Gardiner. As a child, he attended private schools in Charles City County, Virginia. In 1862, he entered present-day Washington and Lee University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, but dropped out the following year to fight in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was present at the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. Following the war, he travelled to Europe, and attended school in the Grand Duchy of Baden. He returned to the United States, and graduated from the law school at Washington and Lee in 1869.

From 1870 to 1884, he practiced law in Richmond, Virginia, before accepting an appointment as Director of the state lunatic asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia, serving until 1887. From 1891 to 1892, he served in the Virginia State Senate, and on the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from the state's 2nd District, serving from 1893 to 1897. He was defeated for renomination in 1896, and returned to private law practice until his reelection to the state senate, where he served from 1900 to 1904. From 1904 until his death, he served as a state circuit court judge. He died at Sherwood Forest Plantation and is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

He was married to the former Mary Morris Jones, and had four children.

He was born July 12, 1846 and died September 5, 1927 at the age of 81. "Gardie" was the first of seven children born to Tyler's second wife, Julia. He left Washington College as a sixteen-year-old to serve in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, he worked as a lawyer and in a number of elected offices, including the U.S. Congress. He and wife, Mary Morris Jones, had five children.

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Father John Tyler 1790-1862
Grandfather John Tyler, Sr. 1747-1813
Sister Mary Tyler Jones 1815-1848
Brother Robert Tyler 1816-1877
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 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 Julia Gardiner Tyler 1820-1889

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