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President Tyler   /prˈɛzədˌɛnt tˈaɪlər/   Listen
President Tyler

Elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862).  Synonyms: John Tyler, Tyler.

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"President Tyler" Quotes from Famous Books

... the annexation of Texas, which was first officially broached in the last year of President Tyler's administration, acquired more and more weight and influence, until finally, in March, 1845, an act to that effect was passed by both Houses of Congress, and was soon after ratified by the Texian government. Mexico, although the independence of Texas had been ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. • Various

... to direct attention to the Pacific Coast and even the Far East, where New England merchants and shipowners had long driven a profitable trade. President Tyler sent Commodore Jones to the Pacific to protect American interests; he proposed to send a commissioner to China in the hope of aiding American commerce there, and he began to consult members of Congress about the possibility ...
— Expansion and Conflict • William E. Dodd

... portrait of Calhoun, by Jarvis. But I must leave my papers, the accumulation of twenty-five years, comprising thousands of letters from predestined rebels. My wife opposes my suggestion that they be burned. Among them are some of the veto messages of President Tyler, and many letters from him, Governor Wise, etc. With the latter I had a correspondence in 1856, showing that this blow would probably have been struck then, ...
— A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital • John Beauchamp Jones

... for several days afterward, a severe influenza prevailed at Boston and in its vicinity, and was called the Washington influenza. It may not be inappropriate to mention that a similar epidemic prevailed all over New England and a part of New York, after the visit of President Tyler to Boston, in 1843, which was called ...
— Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3. • Benson J. Lossing

... importunities of office-seeking constituents. Something of the character of the man is disclosed in his last words, spoken four hours before his death. To whom he thought himself speaking can only be conjectured—Vice-President Tyler, some authorities claim; but he was heard by his physician to say: "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. ...
— McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2 • Various

Words linked to "President Tyler" :   Chief Executive, President of the United States, United States President, president, John Tyler, Tyler

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