March 03, 2004

*Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Tidbits from John Tyler's inauguration:

1. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President due to the death of the President.

2. As such, he set several precedents. One of them was having the Vice President's title become President. This seems obvious, but Harrison's cabinet suggested "Vice President of the United States, Acting President" instead.

3. Tyler thought the oath he'd taken as vice president was good enough, but just to be on the safe side, he had a judge swear him in as president anyway.

4. Three days after taking the Oath, he issued a statement about his views in lieu of an inaugural address.

Posted by Jennifer at March 3, 2004 06:48 AM