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John Tyler (1790-1862) was an American politician. From 1841 to 1845 he was the 10th President of the United States.
Tyler was trained as a lawyer and as a Democrat held a seat in the House of Representatives in 1817-1821. He was governor of Virginia in 1825-1827 and senator in 1827-1836. Tyler tried unsuccessfully to be elected as the vice-presidential candidate in 1836, but when he was nominated in 1840 by the Whig Party with William H. Harrison, he was elected. When Harrison died after only a month in office, Tyler assumed the presidency. Todays 10 cent stamp depicting William H. Harrison was issued in 1938. CV is less than one $.