News About John Tyler

The tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, was also the first president to assume the office upon the death of his predecessor. He later sat in the Confederate Congress. Most of you know this. However, I bet few of you knew this.

Somewhere, some day, this information will turn up on an exam, with the student proudly citing the internet as a source. You think this doesn’t happen? See here.

3 thoughts on “News About John Tyler

  1. Brad October 3, 2012 / 7:21 am

    I’m sure you know that his grandchildren are still alive today. When I first learned that (I think through the Disunion blog), I was surprised.

  2. wgdavis October 3, 2012 / 8:51 am

    Ye gads, America gets its own political Jack the Ripper!

  3. Roger E Watson October 3, 2012 / 8:53 am

    Ah, yes The Onion ! 😉

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