Friday, October 19, 2012

Random Virginia presidential factoid of the day

I just learned (via Ta-Nehisi Coates), that John Tyler, who was elected president in 1840 and was the 10th president of the US, still has a grandson alive today! A reminder of how young the United States really is, as a country.

(In fact, the grandson apparently still lives on the ancestral estate, Sherwood Forest, not too far from Williamsburg.) Tyler is of special interest to the William & Mary government department, because at some point in the not-too-distant future we are scheduled to move into Tyler Hall, which is named after the Tyler family.

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