John Tyler


John Tyler, Jr. was born March 29, 1790. He was the tenth President of the United States serving from 1841-1845. He was elected as Vice President for William Henry Harrison. His term as Vice President began on March 4, 1841. One month later, on April 4th, he became President when Harrison died. There was a question as to the process of succession. Some thought he should continue to use Vice President for his title and be the "acting" President. He ended up taking the presidential oath of office and becaem the first U.S. vice president to assume the office of presidnet upon the death of his predecessor. He is most known for the annexation of the Republic of Texas in 1845. He was also the first president born after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.