Presidential Grandson

John Tyler {wiki} was the tenth president of the United States, serving in office from 1841 to 1845. In 1853, at age 63, he fathered a son named Lyon Tyler. At age 75, Lyon Tyler fathered Harrison Tyler {wiki}, who was born in 1928. Therefore, the grandson of a US president born in 1790 is still alive today. Bob Peck contributed this fact to a presidential trivia contest at mental_floss and won a book about US presidents. See, sometimes it pays to know trivia! Link

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Former presidents and their spouses for their lifetimes, except when the spouse remarries. In 1997, Congressional legislation became effective limiting Secret Service protection to former presidents for a period of not more than 10 years from the date the former president leaves office
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Darn. I use that fact all the time. Didn't know it could win you something! Also, John Tyler named his estate Sherwood Forest because he saw himself as a Robin Hood figure fighting big government.
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