John Tyler, who was the 10th President of the United States, served as president from April 4, 1841 to March 4, 1845. Before his presidency, he was a United States Senator from Virginia and the 10thVice President of the United States. He was also the 23rd Governor of Virginia.
Here are 10 interesting facts about John Tyler:
10 Interesting Facts About John Tyler #1:
Out of all of the presidents, Tyler had the most children.
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When asked how he felt about the number of children that he and his wife had, Tyler responded that he enjoyed having “a houseful of goodly babies budding around me.”
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A random fact about the former politician is that, when he found out the great news that he had won the presidential election, he and one of his sons were playing with marbles.
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Tyler was married to two women during his lifetime. With his first wife he had eight children, and with his second wife the two had seven.
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Another interesting fact is his second wife was much younger. In fact, his second wife was younger than three of his daughters were.
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The 10th president had a reputation for having an entertaining personality. Moreover, he and his family had some of the most jubilant parties at the White House.
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One fact that many people who do not know is that he was the first president to host parties that involved polka. This Central European dance was previously forbidden.
10 Interesting Facts About John Tyler #8:
When the former president retired from politics, he retired to his plantation in Virginia. This plantation is currently opened for tours. It is specifically located close to the James River in Charles City. On a personal note, I have never been on one of the tours of the plantation, but might someday as I enjoy studying history.
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Another interesting fact is he passed away one year and a half after his last child was born. He passed away at the age of 71 from bronchitis.
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The last interesting fact about John Tyler is during his presidential administration the Republic of Texas underwent its annexation.
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“John Tyler,” The White House.