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  Tyler, Sr., John
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AffiliationDemocratic-Republican   
NameJohn Tyler, Sr.
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, Virginia , United States
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Born February 28, 1747
DiedJanuary 06, 1813 (65 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jan 25, 2008 10:10pm
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InfoJohn 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.

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FAMILY
Son John Tyler 1790-1862
Granddaughter Mary Tyler Jones 1815-1848
Grandson Robert Tyler 1816-1877
Grandson John Tyler, Jr. 1819-1896
Granddaughter Letitia "Letty" Tyler Semple 1821-1907
Granddaughter Elizabeth "lizzie" Tyler Waller 1823-1850
Granddaughter Anne Contesse Tyler 1825-1825
Granddaughter Alice Tyler Denison 1827-1854
Grandson Tazewell Tyler 1830-1874
Grandson David Gardiner "Gardie" Tyler 1846-1927
Grandson John Alexander "Alex" Tyler 1848-1883
Granddaughter Julia Tyler Spencer 1849-1871
Grandson Lachlan Tyler 1851-1902
Grandson Lyon Gardiner Tyler 1853-1935
Grandson Robert Fitzwalter Tyler 1856-1927
Granddaughter Pearl Tyler Ellis 1860-1947

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  11/30/1810 VA Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/30/1809 VA Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/30/1808 VA Governor Won 57.95% (+15.90%)
  06/01/1788 Virginia Ratifying Convention Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
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