04/04/1841 John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States
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Five Fascinating Facts about President John Tyler
When former president Harrison died in office, the Cabinet met and determined that Tyler would be Vice-President acting President. However, Tyler had himself sworn as President and took the oath, therefore becoming the youngest man to assume the office to that point. He kept the Harrison's cabinet members as his own.
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