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John Tyler Portrait by James Reid Lambdin

John Tyler Portrait by James Reid Lambdin

Artist
James Reid Lambdin
Date of Work
1841
Credit
White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

John Tyler Portrait by James Reid Lambdin

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.

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