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John Tyler

This oil on canvas painting of President John Tyler was done by George Peter Alexander Healy. Healy was one of the most popular and prolific portraitists of the mid-nineteenth century. Tyler became president after President William Henry Harrison passed away from pneumonia a month into his presidency. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President without being elected to the office. He served out the remainder of Harrison's term, from 1841 to 1845. Prior to his roles in the executive branch, Tyler represented the State of Virginia in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
G. P. A. Healy
Date of Work
oil paint, canvas
White House Collection/White House Historical Association