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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Tyler, Lyon Gardiner 1853- Educator; born in Charles City county, Va., in August, 1853; son of President John Tyler; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1875; Professor of Belles-Lettres at William and Mary College in 1877-78; practised law in Richmond, Va., in 1882-88; elected president of William and Mary College in 1888. He is the author of The letters and times of the Tylers; Parties and patronage in the United States; Cradle of the republic; The contribution of William and Mary to the making of the Union, etc.