THE SWEARING IN OF JOHN TYLER
April 6, 1841
John Tyler was sworn-in as the 10th President of the United States following the death of President William Henry Harrison on April 4, 1841 due to illness. This was the first time a Vice President assumed the Presidency upon the death of the President.
OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to John Tyler by the Honorable William Cranch, Chief Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court.
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