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  1. #1
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    RIP Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., 95

    Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., a Duke alumnus (doctorate in history) died in September at age 95.

    Noteworthy is that he was the grandson of President John Tyler. Tyler, of course, was president in '41-'45, after the death of William Henry Harrison. That would be EIGHTEEN Forty-One through Forty-Five.

    Tyler (born in 1790) fathered 15 children, more than any other American president. He had eight children with his first wife; after her death he married a much younger woman and had seven more children. His fifteenth child was born in 1860, the year Tyler turned 70.

    Tyler's 13th child, Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr. (1853–1935), had three children with his first wife. After her death in 1921 he married a woman 35 years his junior and had three more children, one of whom died in infancy. The other two children were Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. (born 1925) and Harrison Ruffin Tyler (born 1928).

    His brother Harrison survives him. I believe the oldest presidential grandchild, and certainly the one that goes back the furthest to the presidency. (The oldest child of a president is Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, born in 1944.)

    (History provides such wonderful tidbits sometimes.)


    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries...> 1925 - 2020

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    Interesting bit of history. Thanks for sharing that.

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    I've been fascinated that, until a couple weeks ago, John Tyler had two living grandchildren. To put in in some perspective, he was our only our 10th president (and only 32 days removed from our 8th). Abraham Lincoln, someone whose tenure in the job most of us can place on a timeline, was our 16th.

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    Fun facts about President John Tyler:

    1. Geographical balance on a ticket be damned; William Henry Harrison and John Tyler were from the same Virginia county.

    2. As an unelected President, Tyler took the oath of office and served out the balance of Harrison's term, establishing a precedent for succession.

    3. Tyler believed in manifest destiny. He once said, "All of an airplane's passengers and cargo are fated to arrive at their scheduled location." He put the full weight of his office behind defining that concept, earning the gratitude of generations of distracted high school students.

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    John Tyler was concerned about an AIRPLANE’S cargo?

    Was he featured on the show Manifest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
    3. Tyler believed in manifest destiny. He once said, "All of an airplane's passengers and cargo are fated to arrive at their scheduled location." He put the full weight of his office behind defining that concept, earning the gratitude of generations of distracted high school students.
    Another line of evidence for that is his related belief in welcome parties. He once said, "All of an ship's passengers will be feted at their scheduled destination."
    And don't forget Abraham Lincoln's warning about not believing everything you read on the internet. Dude was wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DU82 View Post
    John Tyler was concerned about an AIRPLANE’S cargo?

    Was he featured on the show Manifest?
    Did Tyler have an early version of the Wright Flyer in the 1840's?
    Someone remind me of when the new season of Manifest starts? And Mandalorian, too!
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    And Mandalorian, too!
    "This is the weigh." -- William Howard Taft

    P.S. October 30.

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