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John Tyler, Jr.
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first U.S. vice president to assume the office of president upon the death of his predecessor
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John Tyler, Jr. (1819–1896) was the second son of President John Tyler and his first wife, Letitia Christian Tyler. A lawyer, and colonel during the U.S. Civil War for the Confederacy, he also served as assistant Secretary of War for them. His papers are held by the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William and Mary.