The Living Grandsons of President John Tyler

John Tyler is one of those presidents who is often overlooked. An advocate of states' rights, he was placed on the 1840 Whig ticket to bring in southern votes. Tyler became president only because William Henry Harrison passed away after just a month in office. From there, things went downhill for the Virginian. The Whig party, which had expected …

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The Early Republic’s Beautiful People

Two of them, apparently, were John Tyler's wives (HT to @kevindmccann). Tyler wasn't a bad-looking guy, but one 2007 report had two Early Republic presidents in the top five "hottest" U.S. presidents: Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Pierce. Obama might have knocked one of them out of the top five by now, but even one Early Republic …

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