Posted by: Author | December 31, 2010

Friday Fact- December 31, 2010- President John Tyler

John Tyler was the tenth president of  the United States of America.  Here’s a fact I bet you didn’t know about him.  When he left office in 1845, he wasn’t done with his political career. In 1861, he was elected to represent his state, Virginia, in the House of Representatives.  AND no, not the House of the United States of America; rather the House of Representatives of the Confederate States of America.  How’s that? YEP!! A former US President served in the government of the CSA.  He’s the only US President to have this “honor”- to serve the rebel government.

Wonder how that went over?


Responses

  1. Huh…that’s interesting! Yet again, you’ve managed to teach me something new! That’s what I love about you, Jillian! Happy New Year!

    • That’s all you love about me?? Wah. LOL! Happy New Year to you as well!

  2. I never knew that. My eldest is a history buff, and loves his AC social studies. I’ll have to quiz him on this and see how much he’s learned this year. 🙂

    • I love history, too. I hope he knows this one!


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