John Tyler Timeline

An illustrated chronology of key events in the life of John Tyler (1790-1862), tenth president of the United States.

  • 1790-1815 A chronology of key events in the life of John Tyler (1790-1862) from birth to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 1816-1839 A chronology of key events in the life of John Tyler (1790-1862) from his arrival in Washington to serve in Congress as a representative from Virginia (1816-1821) through his terms as Virginia governor (1825-1826), U.S. senator (1827-1836), and delegate and speaker (1839) of the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • 1840-1845 A chronology of key events in the life of John Tyler (1790-1862) from his election as vice president of the United States as a running mate of William Henry Harrison through his own presidency (1841-1845) which began with Harrison's death on April 4, 1841.
  • 1846-1889 A chronology of key events in the life of John Tyler (1790-1862) from his post-presidential retirement and running of his plantation Sherwood Forest to his election as a member of the Confederate House of Representatives (1861), his death in 1862, and the death of his second wife Julia Gardiner Tyler in 1889.