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John Tyler

Address

804 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD  57701

44.080768, -103.231162

Tenth President of the United States

1841-1845

Location: Corner of Mt. Rushmore Rd. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

Facts:

  • He was the first vice president to come into office due to the death of his predecessor
  • Reportedly, he named his plantation Sherwood Forest because he identified with the character Robin Hood and considered himself a political outlaw
  • At the time of William Henry Harrison’s death, it was unclear in the Constitution if the Vice President was elected to office. The succession was clarified in the 25th Amendment