Title: Oil Portrait of John Tyler
Description: John Tyler became president after the sudden death of President William Henry Harrison. A divided Congress made his presidency difficult. Tyler’s first wife, Letitia, managed the White House from her upstairs room because a crippling stroke had confined her to a chair. Her daughter-in-law Pricilla Cooper Tyler served as hostess.
Creator: James Reid Lambdin
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)