|Name||John Tyler, Sr.|
, Virginia , United States
|| February 28, 1747
|Died||January 06, 1813
|Last Modifed||Thomas Walker|
Jan 25, 2008 10:10pm
|Info||John Tyler (February 28, 1747 – January 6, 1813) was a Virginia planter, judge, Governor of Virginia (1808-1811) and the father of the 10th President of the United States, John Tyler, Jr.. |
He was born in Charles City County. He studied law under Judge Nicholas in Williamsburg and practiced in the county courts. After the declaration of independence, he was a member of the House of Delegates for several years. In 1786, he was appointed a judge in the court of admiralty and was consequently a judge on the first Court of Appeals. When the Court of Appeals was reorganized late in 1788, Tyler was made a judge of the general court. In 1808, he was elected Governor of Virginia and, in 1811, he was made judge of the district court of the United States for Virginia. He held this office until his death.
Tyler County, West Virginia is named in his honor.