Friday, July 6, 2012

John Tyler

And Tyler Too
Buried: Richmond, Virginia
Died: January 18, 1862

The 10th US president was part of an effort to negotiate a way out of the secession crisis, but when that failed Tyler sided with Virginia and ended up being elected to the Confederate Congress. He died before he could serve, which means he technically died a traitor to the country he once led. As a result, the Lincoln Administration issued no acknowledgements of his passing - in effect saying "you're dead to us." Which he was. 

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