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" 1st President of the United States "
( April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797 - 2 Terms )
57 years old, Episcopalian, Surveyor, Soldier, Farmer, Federalist


Date & place of birth:
George Washington
( Official Portrait )

     February 22, 1732, Wakefield, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     December 14, 1799 - Mount Vernon, Virginia - Laryngitis - 67

Place of burial:
     Mount Vernon, Virginia

Parents:
     Augustine and Mary (Ball) Washington

Married:
     Martha (Dandridge) Curtis, January 6, 1759
     Children (Step):
          John Parke Custis
               ( 1754 - 1781 - Died during the Revolutionary War )
          Martha Parke Custis
               ( 1756 - Jun. 19, 1773 - died from epilepsy )

Education:
     No College

Military Service:
     Major in the Virginia Militia   -   ( 1753 )
     Fought in French & Indian War, rank of Colonel   -   ( 1754-1758 )
     Commanding General of Continental Army   -   ( 1775-1783 )
     Lieutenant General   -   ( July 4, 1798 - 1st in U.S. History )

Also served:
     Virginia House of Burgesses - ( 1758-1774 )
     Continental Congress - ( 1774-1775 )
     President of the Constitutional Convention - ( 1787 )

Presidental Election Results - Washington's 1st Term:

NameStateElectorial Votes
George WashingtonVirginia
69
John AdamsMassachusetts
34
John JayNew York
9

Presidental Election Results - Washington's 2nd Term:

NameStateElectorial Votes
George WashingtonVirginia
132
John AdamsMassachusetts
77
George ClintonNew York
50

Washington's Vice President:
     
John Adams - Massachusetts - 1st & 2nd Term
          Served as the "2nd President of the United States"

Facts:

  • Only President to be elected Unanimously - ( 1st Term )
  • Only President to never live in Washington, D.C.
  • Only President to die during the 1700's
  • Only President to be inaugurated in two cities (New York & Philadelphia)
  • 1st President from the State of Virginia
  • 1st "Lieutenant General" in U.S. history, rank was created for him
  • Owned estates in Virginia, Kentucky & Ohio
  • North Carolina admitted to the Union - November 21, 1789 - 12th State
  • Rhode Island admitted to the Union - May 29, 1790 - 13th State
  • Vermont admitted into the Union - March 4, 1791 - 14th State
  • Kentucky was admitted into the Union - June 1, 1792 - 15th State
  • Tennessee was admitted into the Union - June 1, 1796 - 16th State
  • Nicknamed the "Father of his country"

Famous Quote:
     "As the sword was the last resort for the preservation of our liberties, so it ought to be the first to be laid aside when those liberties are firmly established."

Links:
     "Click Here" to view the "Papers of George Washington" at the University of Virginia
     "Click Here" to view the home & final resting place of George Washington, "Mount Vernon"
     "Click Here" to view the "George Washington Birthplace National Monument"
     "Click Here" to view the "Grave of President Washington"
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of President George Washington
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of First Lady Martha (Dandridge) (Curtis) Washington


First Lady
" Martha Washington "




" 2nd President of the United States "
( March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801- 1 Term )
61 years old, Unitarian, Teacher, Lawyer, Federalist


Date & place of birth:
John Adams
( Official Portrait )

     October 30, 1735, 123 Franklin Street, Braintree (Quincy),
     Massachusetts

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 4, 1826 - Braintree, Massachusetts - Old Age - 90

Place of burial:
     First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Massachusetts

Parents:
     John & Susanna (Boylston) Adams

Married:
     Abigail Smith - on October 25, 1764 - His third-cousin
     Children:
          Abigail Amelia
               ( Jul. 14, 1765 - Aug. 15, 1813 - m. ?? Smith )
          John Quincy
               ( Became the
"6th President of the United States" )
          Susanna
               ( Dec. 28, 1768 - Feb. 4, 1770 )
          Charles
               ( May 29, 1770 - Nov. 30, 1800 - died of cirrhosis of the liver )
          Thomas Boylston
               ( Sep. 15, 1772 - Mar. 12, 1832 - was a lawyer and diplomat )

Education:
     Harvard University

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Massachusetts Legislature - ( 1768-1774 )
     Massachusetts delegate to Continental Congress - ( 1774-1777 )
     Diplomat in Europe - ( 1778-1788 )
     Vice President for George Washington - ( April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797 )

Presidental Election Results:

NameStateElectorial Votes
John AdamsMassachusetts
77
Thomas JeffersonVirginia
68
T. PickneySouth Carolina
59

Adams' Vice President:
     Thomas Jefferson
          Served as the "3rd President of the United States"

Facts:

  • 1st President to live in the White House - ( Then called the Executive Mansion )
  • 1st President from the State of Massachusetts
  • 1st Vice President
  • Was one of four Presidents to live to the age of 90 - ( the others: Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan )
  • Was one of only two President that had a son also serve as President. His son being John Quincy Adams. The other presidential father being George H. W. Bush whose son is our current president, George W. Bush.
  • Defended the British Soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre in Court and won
  • As Vice President, Adams cast 29 tie-breaking votes while presiding over the Senate, easily a Vice Presidential record
  • Died on the same day as Thomas Jefferson
  • Nicknamed the "Atlas of Independence"

Famous Quote:
     "By my physical constitution, I am but an ordinary man. The times alone have destined me to fame - and even these have not been able to give me much."

Links:
     "Click Here" to visit the "Adam's National Historic Website"
     "Click Here" to view the "Grave of President Adams"
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of President John Adams
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of First Lady Abigail (Smith) Adams


First Lady
" Abigail Adams "




" 3rd President of the United States "
( March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1809 - 2 Terms )
57 years old, Lawyer, Democrat-Republican


Date & place of birth:
Thomas Jefferson
( Official Portrait )

     April 13, 1743, Goochland, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 4, 1826 - Monticello, Virginia - Chronic Diarrhea - 83

Place of burial:
     Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia

Parents:
     Peter & Jane (Randolph) Jefferson

Married:
     Martha (Wayles) Skelton - on January 1, 1772
     Children:
          Martha Washington
               ( Sep. 27, 1772 - Oct. 10, 1836 - m. Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. )
          Jane Randolph
               ( Apr. 3, 1774 - Sep., 1775 )
          infant son
               ( May 28, 1777 - Jun. 14, 1777 )
          Mary
               ( Aug. 1, 1778 - Apr. 17, 1804, during childbirth - m. John Wayles Eppes )
          Lucy Elizabeth
               ( Nov. 3, 1780 - Apr. 15, 1781 )
          Lucy Elizabeth
               ( May 8, 1782 - Oct. 13, 1785 )

Education:
     College of William & Mary

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Virginia House of Burgesses - ( 1769-1774 )
     Virginia House of Delegates - ( 1776-1779 )
     Governor of Virginia - ( 1779-1781 )
     Virginia delegate to Continental Congress - ( 1783-1784 )
     Minister to France - ( 1785-1789 )
     Secretary of State for President
George Washington - ( 1790-1793 )
     Vice President for John Adams - ( March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801 )

Presidental Election Results - Jefferson's 1st Term:

NameStateElectorial Votes
Thomas JeffersonVirginia
73 *
Aaron BurrNew York
73 *
John AdamsMassachusetts
65

* - Tie Decided by House of Representatives for Jefferson

Presidental Election Results - Jefferson's 2nd Term:

NameStateElectorial Votes
Thomas JeffersonVirginia
162
Charles PinckneyNew York
14

Jefferson's Vice Presidents:
     Aaron Burr - New York - 1st Term - ( March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1805 )
     George Clinton - New York - 2nd Term - ( March 4, 1805 - March 4, 1809 )

Facts:

  • 1st president elected by the House of Representatives
  • 1st president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1st president to have been a governor
  • 1st President to become a grandfather when his daughter Mary gave birth on April 17, 1804 - sadly Mary died
  • Invented the Lazy Susan
  • Invented the first swivel chair
  • Sold his collection of 6,500 books to the government for $23,950, which formed the core of the new national library
  • Founded the University of Virginia. He designed the buildings, directed their construction, and wrote up the first course of study
  • The Louisiana Purchase in 1803, where Jefferson bought the entire Louisiana Territory from the French for $15 million
  • Died on the same day as John Adams
  • His grandson, James Madison Randolph, was the 1st child born in the White House
  • Ohio was admitted into the Union - March 1, 1803 - 17th State
  • The 12th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1804, which let Electors vote separately for President and Vice President
  • Nicknames: "Man of the People"; "Sage of Monticello"

Famous Quote:
     "Of all the cankers of human happiness, none corrodes it with so silent, yet so baneful a tooth, as indolence ... Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondria, and that a diseased body."

Links:
     "Click Here" to visit the home & final resting place of President Jefferson, "Monticello"
     "Click Here" to view the "Grave of President Jefferson"
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of President Thomas Jefferson
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of First Lady Martha (Wayles) (Skelton) Jefferson




" 4th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1817 - 2 Terms )
57 years old, Lawyer, Episcopalian, Democrat-Republican


Date & place of birth:
James Madison
( Official Portrait )

     March 16, 1751, Port Conway, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     June 28, 1836 - Montpelier, Virginia - Old Age - 85

Place of burial:
     Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia

Parents:
     James & Nellie (Conway) Madison

Married:
     Dolley (Payne) Todd - on September 15, 1794
     Child (Step):
          John Payne Todd
               ( 1792 - 1852 )

Education:
     Princeton University

Military Service:
     Colonel

Also served:
     Virginia House of Delegates - ( 1776-1777 )
     Continental Congress - ( 1780-1783 )
     U.S. Congress - ( 1789-1797 )
     Secretary of State for President
Thomas Jefferson - ( 1801-1809 )
     Delegate to the Virginia Convention
     Member of the Council of State
     Delegate to the Annapolis Convention

Presidental Election Results - Madison's 1st Term:

NameStateElectorial Votes
James MadisonVirginia
122 - 69.3%
Charles PinckneySouth Carolina
47 - 26.7%
George ClintonNew York
6 - 3.4%

Presidental Election Results - Madison's 2nd Term:

NameStateElectorial Votes
James MadisonVirginia
128 - 58.7%
DeWitt ClintonNew York
89 - 40.8%


Madison's Vice Presidents:
     George Clinton - New York - 1st Term - ( March 4, 1809 - April 20, 1812 -Died in Office )
     Elbridge Gerry - Massachusetts - 2nd Term - ( March 4, 1813 - November 23, 1814 - Died in Office )

Facts:

  • Only President to face enemy fire while President (During War of 1812)
  • 1st U.S. Congressman to become President
  • Was the author of the three branches, Legislative, Executive & Judicial
  • Shortest President at 5' 4"
  • Both of his vice presidents died in office
  • Louisiana was admitted into the Union - April 30, 1812 - 18th State
  • Indiana was admitted into the Union - December 11, 1816 - 19th State
  • Nickname: "Father of the Constitution"

Famous Quote:
     "A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the home of President Madison, "Montpelier"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Madison"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President James Madison
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Dolley (Payne) (Todd) Madison


First Lady
" Dolley Madison "




" 5th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825 - 2 Terms )
58 years old, Lawyer, Episcopalian, Democrat-Republican


Date & place of birth:
James Monroe
( Official Portrait )

     April 28, 1758, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 4, 1831 - New York - Old Age - 73

Place of burial:
     Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Parents:
     Spence & Eliza (Jones) Monroe

Married:
     Elizabeth Kortright - on February 16, 1786
     Children:
          Eliza Kortright
               ( Dec., 1786 - 1835 - m. George Hay )
          James Spence
               ( May, 1799 - Sep. 28, 1800 )
          Maria Hester
               ( 1803 - 1850 - m. Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur )

Education:
     College of William and Mary

Military Service:
     Lieutenant Colonel

Also served:
     Virginia Legislature - ( 1782-1783 )
     Continental Congress - ( 1783-1786 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1790-1794 )
     Governor of Virginia - ( 1799-1802 ) & ( 1811-1811 )
     Minister to France
     Minister to Great Britain
     Secretary of State for
James Madison - ( 1811-1817 )
     Secretary of War for James Madison - ( 1814-1815 )

Election Results - 1st Term - Electoral Vote Totals - Top Candidates:
     James Monroe - Virginia - 183
     Rufus King - New York - 34

Election Results - 2nd Term - Electoral Vote Totals - Top Candidates:
     James Madison - Virginia - 231
     John Quincy Adams - Massachusetts - 1

Vice President:
     "Daniel D. Tompkins" - Massachusetts - 1st & 2nd Term

Facts:

  • 1st President to ride a steamboat
  • 1st U.S. Senator to become President
  • Was wounded during the Revolutionary War
  • Was re-elected almost unanimously (1 vote short)
  • Purchased Florida from Spain while President
  • His daughter, Maria Hester, was the first President's daughter married in the White House
  • Mississippi was admitted into the Union - December 10, 1817 - 20th State
  • Illinois was admitted into the Union - December 3, 1818 - 21st State
  • Alabama was admitted into the Union - December 14, 1819 - 22nd State
  • Maine was admitted into the Union - March 15, 1820 - 23rd State
  • Missouri was admitted into the Union - August 10, 1821 - 24th State
  • Nicknames: "The Last Cocked Hat"; "Era-of-Good-Feeling President"

Famous Quote:
     "The earth was given to mankind to support the greatest number of which it is capable, and no tribe or people have a right to withhold from the wants of others more than is necessary for their own support and comfort."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the home of President James Monroe, "Ash Lawn-Highland"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Grave of President Monroe"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President James Monroe
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Elizabeth (Kortright) Monroe




" 6th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829 - 1 Term )
57 years old, Lawyer, Unitarian, Whig


Date & place of birth:
John Quincy Adams
( Official Portrait )

     July 11, 1767, Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C. - Paralytic Stroke - 80

Place of burial:
     First Unitarian Church, Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts

Parents:
     John & Abigail (Smith) Adams

Married:
     Louisa Catherine Johnson - on July 26, 1797
     Children:
          George Washington
               ( Apr. 12, 1801 - Apr. 30, 1829 )
          John, II
               ( July 4, 1803 - Oct. 23, 1834, m. Mary Catherine Hellon in the White House )
          Charles Francis
               ( Aug. 18, 1807 - Nov. 21, 1886, m. Abigail Brown Brooks )
          Louisa Catherine
               ( 1811 - 1812, in St. Petersburg, Russia )

Education:
     Harvard University

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Massachusetts Legislature - ( 1802-1802 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1803-1808 )
     Minister to Portugal
     Minister to Prussia
     Minister to Russia
     Minister to England
     Secretary of State for President James Monroe - ( March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825 )
     U.S. Congress - ( 1831-1848 )

Election Results - Electoral Vote Totals - Popular Vote - Top Candidates:
     
Andrew Jackson - Tennesse - 99 - 151,363 - No majority - States voted for Adams
     John Quincy Adams - Massachusetts - 84 - 113,142 - No majority - States voted for Adams
     William Crawford - (state unknown) - 41 - 41,032
     Henry Clay - (state unknown) - 37 - 47,545

Vice President:
     John C. Calhoun - South Carolina

Facts:

  • Served in the U.S. Congress after being president
  • One of only two presidents who's father was also president. His father was John Adams. The other son of a President being George W. Bush whose father is George H. W. Bush
  • Enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac while president
  • Lost the Popular and Electoral vote to Andrew Jackson in 1824, however neither candidate having a majority the House elected him President
  • Nickname: "Old Man Eloquent"

Famous Quote:
     "This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For Freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in Freedom's hallowed shade."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Adams National Historic Site"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Grave of President Adams"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President John Quincy Adams
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams


First Lady
" Louisa Adams "




" 7th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837 - 2 Terms )
61 years old, Lawyer, Presbyterian, Democrat


Date & place of birth:
Andrew Jackson
( Official Portrait )

     March 15, 1767, Waxhaw District, South Carolina

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     June 8, 1845, Hermitage, Nashville, Tennesse - Tuberculosis - 78

Place of burial:
     Hermitage, Nashville, Tennesse

Parents:
     Andrew & Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson

Married:
     Rachel (Donelson) Robards - in 1791 & 1794 (see below)
     Child (adopted, his wife's nephew):
          Andrew Jackson, Jr.
               ( Dec. 4, 1808 - 1865 )

Education:
     No College

Military Service:
     Major General

Also served:
     U.S. Congress - ( 1796-1797 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1797-1798 ) & ( 1823-1825 )

Election Results - 1st Term - Electoral Vote Totals - Popular Vote - Top Candidates:
     Andrew Jackson - Tennesse - 178 ( 68.2% ) - 642,806 ( 55.93% )
     
John Quincy Adams - Massachusetts - 83 ( 31.8% ) - 501,967 ( 43.68% )

Election Results - 2nd Term - Popular Vote Percentages - Top Candidates:
     Andrew Jackson - Tennesse - 54.2%
     Henry Clay - (state unknown) - 37.4%

Vice President:
     John C. Calhoun - South Carolina - 1st Term - ( March 4, 1829 - 1832 - resigned )
     Martin Van Buren - New York - 2nd Term - ( March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837 )
          Served as the "8th President of the United States"

Facts:

  • Only President to fight in the Revolutionary and War of 1812
  • Only President to ever be a POW
  • 1st President to be shot at while in Office ( January 30, 1835 - Capitol Rotunda )
  • 1st President to travel by railroad
  • Made the term "To the victor goes the spoils" popular
  • He paid off the national debt and thus became the only president of a debt-free United States
  • Married his wife a second time since she believed she was still married during their first marriage.
  • A controversy exists about the exact place where he was born
  • Arkansas was admitted into the Union - June 15, 1836 - 25th State
  • Michigan was admitted into the Union - January 26, 1837 - 26th State
  • Nickname: "Old Hickory"

Famous Quote:
     "I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way; but I am not fit to be President."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit President Jackson's home, "The Hermitage"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Grave of President Jackson"
     "Click Here" - to view a "Biography" of President Andrew Jackson
     "Click Here" - to view a "Biography" of First Lady Rachel (Donelson) (Robards) Jackson




" 8th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841 - 1 Term )
54 years old, Lawyer, Dutch Reform, Democrat


Date & place of birth:
Martin Van Buren
( Official Portrait )

     December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York - Asthma - 79

Place of burial:
     Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York

Parents:
     Abraham & Mary (Hoes) Van Buren

Married:
     Hannah Hoes - on February 21, 1807
     Children:
          Abraham
               ( Nov. 27, 1807 - Mar. 15, 1873, m. Angelica Singleton )
          John
               ( Feb. 18, 1810 - Oct. 13, 1866, m. Elizabeth VanderPoel )
          Martin, Jr.
               ( Dec. 20, 1812 - Mar. 19, 1855 )
          Smith Thompson
               ( Jan. 16, 1817 - 1876, m. two times - names unknown )

Education:
     No College

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     New York Legislature - ( 1812-1820 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1821-1828 )
     Governor of New York - ( 1829-1829 )
     Secretary of State for
Andrew Jackson - ( 1829-1831 )
     Vice President for Andrew Jackson - ( 1833-1837 )

Election Results - Popular Vote Percentage - Top Candidates:
     Martin Van Buren - New York - 50.8%
     William Henry Harrison - Ohio - 36.6%

Vice President:
     Richard M. Johnson - Kentucky

Facts:

  • 1st president born as a United States citizen.
  • Set up the U.S. Treasury
  • Strongly against Slavery which helped him lose re-election
  • Made 3 unsuccessful re-election bids after his first term
  • Nicknames: "The Little Magician"; "The Red Fox of Kinderhook"
  • Home: Lindenwald, Kinderhook, New York
  • We got the American term "OK" from Old Kinderhooks, President Van Buren's Campaign

Famous Quote:
     "There is a power of public opinion in this country. .which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Martin Van Buren National Historic Site"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Grave of President Van Buren"
     "Click Here" - to view a "Biography" of President Martin Van Buren
     "Click Here" - to view a "Biography" of First Lady Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren




" 9th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841 - Died During First Term )
68 years old, Soldier, Farmer, Episcopalian, Whig


Date & place of birth:
William Henry Harrison
( Official Portrait )

     February 9, 1773, Berkeley, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     April 4, 1841, Washington, D.C. - Pneumonia & Pleurisy - 68

Place of burial:
     North Bend, Ohio

Parents:
     Benjamin & Elizabeth (Bassett) Harrison

Married:
     Anna Tuthill Symmes - on November 25, 1795
     Children:
          Elizabeth Bassett
               ( Sep. 29, 1796 - Sep. 26, 1846, m. John Cleves Short )
          John Cleves Symmes
               ( Oct. 28, 1798 - Oct. 30, 1830, m. Clarissa Pike - daughter of Zebulon Pike )
          Lucy Singleton
               ( Sep., 1800 - Apr. 7, 1826, m. David Este )
          William Henry, Jr.
               ( Sep. 3, 1802 - Feb. 6, 1838, m. Jane Findlay )
          John Scott - Father of Benjamin Harrison,
"23rd President of the United States"
               ( Oct. 4, 1804 - May 25, 1878, m. Lucretia & m. Elizabeth )
          Benjamin
               ( 1806 - Jun. 9, 1840, m. Louisa & m. Mary )
          Mary Symmes
               ( Jan. 22, 1809 - Nov. 16, 1842, m. a physician named Thornton )
          Carter Bassett
               ( Oct. 26, 1811 - Aug. 12, 1839, m. Mary Anne Sutherland )
          Anna Tuthill
               ( Oct. 28, 1813 - Jul. 5, 1865, m. William Henry Harrison Taylor )
          James Findlay
               ( 1814-1817 )

Education:
     Hampden-Sydney College

Military Service:
     Major General

Also served:
     U.S. Congress - ( 1816-1819 )
     Ohio State Legislature - ( 1819-1821 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1825-1828 )
     Minister to Columbia

Election Results - Popular Vote Percentage - Top Candidates:
     William Henry Harrison - Ohio - 52.9%
     Martin Van Buren - New York - 46.8%

Vice President:
     John Tyler - Virginia
          Served as the "10th President of the United States"

Facts:

  • Only grandfather of a future President, Benjamin Harrison
  • 1st President to receive more than 1 million popular votes
  • 1st President to die while in office
  • 1st Presidential candidate to have a campaign slogan---"Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too."
  • One of only two Presidents to actually die in the White House. The other being Zachary Taylor
  • Gave the longest inauguration speech of any president (8,445 words)
  • The only President that studied to be a Doctor
  • Harrison's father was a signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Nicknames: "Old Tippecanoe"; "Old Tip"

Famous Quote:
     "I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more."
-- the last known words spoken by William Henry Harrison, on his deathbed.

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the home of President William Henry Harrison, "Grouseland"
     "Click Here"- to view the "Grave of President Harrison"
     "Click Here" - to read the "Inaugural Address" of President Harrison
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President William Henry Harrison
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Anna (Symmes) Harrison




" 10th President of the United States "
( April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845 - Assumed Harrison's Term )
51 years old, Lawyer, Episcopalian, Whig


Date & place of birth:
John Tyler
( Official Portrait )

     March 29, 1790, Greenway, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia - Bilious Fever - 71

Place of burial:
     Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Parents:
     John & Mary (Armistead) Tyler

Married: (1st)
     Letitia Christian - on March 29, 1813
     Children:
          Mary
               ( Apr. 15, 1815 - Jun. 17, 1848, m. a Jones )
          Robert
               ( Sep. 9, 1816 - Dec. 3, 1877, m. Priscilla Cooper )
          John, Jr.
               ( Apr. 27, 1819 - Jan. 26, 1896, m. Martha "Mattie" Rochelle )
          Letitia
               ( May 11, 1821 - Dec. 28, 1907 )
          Elizabeth
               ( Jun. 11, 1823 - Jun. 1, 1850, m. William Waller in the White House )
          Anne Contesse
               ( Apr., 1825 - Jul., 1825 )
          Alice
               ( Mar. 23, 1827 - Jun. 8, 1854, m. Rev. Henry Mandeville Denison )
          Tazewell
               ( Dec. 6, 1830 - Jan. 8, 1874, m. name unknown )

Married: (2nd)
     Julia Gardiner - on June 26, 1844 ( She was 24 )
     Children:
          David Gardiner
               ( Jul. 12, 1846 - Sep. 5, 1927, m. Mary Morris Jones, served in the Confederate Army )
          John Alexander
               ( Apr. 7, 1848 - Sep. 1, 1883, m. name unknown, served in the Confederate Navy )
          Julia Gardiner
               ( Dec. 25, 1849 - May 8, 1871, m. William Spencer )
          Lachlan
               ( Dec. 2, 1851 - Jan. 25, 1902, m. Georgia Powell )
          Lyon Gardiner
               ( Aug., 1853 - Feb. 12, 1935, m. two times, names unknown )
          Robert Fitzwalter
               ( Mar. 12, 1856 - Dec. 30, 1927, m. Fannie Glenn )
          Pearl
               ( Jun. 20, 1860 - Jun. 30, 1947, m. William Mumford Ellis )

Education:
     College of William and Mary

Military Service:
     Captain

Also served:
     Virginia Legislature - ( 1811-1816 )
     U.S. Congress - ( 1816-1821 )
     Governor of Virginia - ( 1825-1827 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1827-1836 )
     Vice President for
William Henry Harrison - ( March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841 )

Vice President:
     None

Facts:

  • 1st individual to become President upon the death of a President
  • 1st president to be widowed and re-married
  • Was elected to the Congress of the Conferderate States during the Civil War
  • Was a granduncle of President Harry S. Truman
  • Florida was admitted into the Union - March 3, 1845 - 27th State
  • Nicknames: "Accidental President"; "His Accidency"

Famous Quote:
     "Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the home of President Tyler, "Sherwood Forest"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Tyler"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President John Tyler
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Letitia Christian Tyler
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler


First Lady
" Julia Gardiner Tyler "



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