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John Tyler, Sr. studied at William & Mary and later served on the Board of Visitors. He served as a judge on various Virginia courts and was elected governor in 1808. His son, also John Tyler, was the 10th President of the United States and later served as Chancellor of William & Mary.

Tyler's portrait hangs in the Botetourt Gallery in Swem Library. A video tour of the gallery is available via YouTube.

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