John Tyler sworn-in as 10th U.S. president


(Tuesday, April 6, 1841) — U.S. Vice President John Tyler was sworn in today as the 10th President of the United States, two days after the death of President William Henry Harrison, becoming the first U.S. vice president to assume the office of president upon the death of his predecessor. Tyler took the oath, administered by Chief Judge of the local U.S. Circuit Court, William Cranch, in his bedroom at Brown’s Hotel in Washington, DC.

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