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John Tyler's Living Grandsons - mrjoolius - 01-11-2018 06:50 AM

Many of you may be much more knowledgeable about one of our famous alumni, but I found it fascinating to learn that our 10th US president has 2 living grandchildren. Also interesting is how deep their W&M legacy is. John Tyler Sr., the president's father, was a graduate and rumored to be Thomas Jefferson's roommate. President John Tyler attended W&M before his long public service career. His son, Lyon Gardiner Tyler went to W&M and later served as the college's 17th president. His living children, Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Harrison Ruffin Tyler, both attended W&M and have been very generous in giving back. Interesting stuff.


John Tyler's Living Grandsons - mrjoolius - 10-04-2020 10:30 AM

Just saw that Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr passed away recently. Rip

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/timesdispatch/name/lyon-tyler-obituary?pid=196886231