Julia Tyler Biography

U.S. First Lady (1820–1889)
American first lady Julia Tyler, wife of John Tyler, the tenth U.S. president, presided over the White House with charming exuberance for eight months.


Julia Tyler was born May 4, 1820 in Gardiners Island, New York. In 1844 for she married the widowed President John Tyler. She initiated the custom of having the president greeted with the anthem “Hail to the Chief,” and hired her own agent to enhance her press coverage. She devoted particular effort to successfully gaining congressional approval for the annexation of Texas.

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