President of the Day

Handy Presidents 2e
ISBN: 9781578593170

Which president had fifteen children with two wives, the most of any president?

  • He was a president without a political party.
  • He was born in the same county as his predecessor.
  • He graduated college at seventeen.
  • He was called "His Accidency" or the "Accidental President."

John Tyler

Did he have any children?

He had eight children with his first wife Letitia. Their names were Mary, Robert, John, Letitia, Elizabeth, Anne Contesse, Alice, and Tazewell. He then had seven more children with his second wife Julia. Their names were David Gardiner, John Alexander, Julia Gardener, Lachlan, Lyon Gardiner, Robert Fitzwater, and Pearl. Tyler had fifteen children--the most of any president in history.

What did the Whig Party do to Tyler?

The Whig Party essentially disowned Tyler. President Tyler became a president without a political party.

What other president was born in Charles City County, Virginia?

Coincidentally, William Henry Harrison--under whom Tyler served as vice president and whom he succeeded--was also born in Charles City County, Virginia.

How old was Tyler when he graduated college?

He graduated college at age seventeen. He was one of four commencement speakers at his graduation.

What negative nicknames were ascribed to Tyler at this time?

Some referred to him as "His Accidency" or the "Accidental President." His critics charged that he was not worthy of the office of the presidency.

From The Handy Presidents Answer Book, Second Edition by David L. Hudson, Jr., JD., (c) Visible Ink Press(R) More than 1,600 things you never knew about our nation's leaders

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