David Gardiner TYLER, Congress, VA (1846-1927)


TYLER, David Gardiner, (son of John Tyler), a Representative from Virginia; born in East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., July 12, 1846; completed preparatory studies in a private school in Charles City County, Va., and entered Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., in 1862, leaving there in 1863 to join the Confederate Army; served as a private in the Rockbridge Artillery, First Virginia Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia, surrendering at Appomattox; went to Europe in October 1865 and for two years attended the Polytechnic School at Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden; graduated from the law department of Washington College in 1869; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Richmond, Va.; director of the State lunatic asylum in Williamsburg, Va., 1884-1887; served in the State senate in 1891 and 1892; member of the board of visitors of the College of William and Mary; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the practice of his profession; again served in the State senate 1900-1904; elected judge of the fourteenth judicial circuit of Virginia in 1904; reelected in 1908 and 1912, and served until his death; died at “Sherwood Forest,” Charles City County, Va., September 5, 1927; interment in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present