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John Tyler

Governor of Virginia , jurist

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