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  Tyler, Lyon Gardiner
NameLyon Gardiner Tyler
, Virginia , United States
Born August 24, 1853
DiedFebruary 12, 1935 (81 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jan 25, 2008 09:59pm
InfoLyon Gardiner Tyler (August 24, 1853-February 12, 1935) was a U.S. educator and historian. He was the son of President John Tyler and First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler, born at Sherwood Forest Plantation. He graduated in 1875 at the University of Virginia. From 1888 to 1919, he served as president of the College of William and Mary (W&M), and is widely credited for restoring the college's financial condition following the deterioriation which took place in the wake of the American Civil War. He was married twice, first to the former Anne Baker Tucker, with whom he had three children, John Tyler, Elizabeth Gilmour Tyler, and Julia Gardiner Tyler. Following Anne's death in 1921, he married the former Sue Ruffin, with whom he had three children, Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., Harrison Ruffin Tyler, the current owner of the Sherwood Forest Plantation, and Henry Tyler, who died in infancy.

He was born August, 1853 and he died February 12, 1935. He practiced law for a time, but spent most of his life as an educator. He served as president of William and Mary for thirty-one years. He was an author and respected historian. Married twice, he had three children by his first wife and two by his second.

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Son Harrison Ruffin Tyler 1928-
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 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 Robert Fitzwalter Tyler 1856-1927
Sister Pearl Tyler Ellis 1860-1947
Mother Julia Gardiner Tyler 1820-1889

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