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John Tyler

John Tyler, American governor of Virginia, jurist. member Virginia House of Delegates from Charles City County, 1777-1788, speaker, 1781-1784, presented a resolution calling a federal convention which was to meet at Annapolis, Maryland., 1786; member Virginia Council of State, 1780-1781.

Background

  • Tyler, John was born on February 28, 1747 in York County, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Anne (Contesse) Tyler.

  • Education

    • Attended College William and Mary.

    Career

    • Member Charles City County (Virginia) Committee of Safety, 1774. A judge High Court of Admiralty of Virginia, 1776. Member Virginia House of Delegates from Charles City County, 1777-1788, speaker, 1781-1784, presented a resolution calling a federal convention which was to meet at Annapolis, Maryland., 1786.

      Member Virginia Council of State, 1780-1781. Vice president Virginia Convention of 1788, opposed adoption of the United States Constitution. Governor Virginia, 1808-1811.

      Judge The United States of America Circuit Court Virginia, 1811-1813.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Delegates from Charles City County, 1777-1788, speaker, 1781-1784, presented a resolution calling a federal convention which was to meet at Annapolis, Maryland., 1786. Member Virginia Council of State, 1780-1781.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Armistead, 1776, at least 2 children, including John.
    • father: John Tyler
    • mother: Anne (Contesse) Tyler
    • spouse: Mary Armistead
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    Born February 28, 1747
    Died January 6, 1813
    (aged 65)
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