James Hoge Tyler
|James Hoge Tyler|
|43rd Governor of Virginia|
January 1, 1898 – January 1, 1902
|Preceded by||Charles T. O'Ferrall|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Jackson Montague|
|16th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia|
January 1, 1890 – January 1, 1894
|Governor||Philip W. McKinney|
|Preceded by||John E. Massey|
|Succeeded by||Robert Craig Kent|
|Member of the Virginia Senate
for Giles, Pulaski, Bland, and Tazewell
December 5, 1877 – December 3, 1879
|Preceded by||Samuel H. Newberry|
|Succeeded by||William A. French
(as Sen. for Giles, Pulaski, & Bland)
(as Senator for Tazewell)
|Born||James Hoge Tyler
August 11, 1846
Caroline County, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||January 3, 1925
Radford, Virginia, U.S.
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1862–1865|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
James Hoge Tyler (August 11, 1846 – January 3, 1925) was an American political figure. He was the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1890 to 1894, and the 43rd Governor of Virginia from 1898 to 1902. He compiled The Family of Hoge, published posthumously in 1927.
Governor Tyler was from an old illustrious family, including pioneers and the wealthy.
He was born at Blenheim in Caroline County, Virginia on August 11, 1846. Two hours after his birth his mother died. His grandparents took him 300 miles by carriage to his mother's home, Hayfield, subsequently known as Belle-Hampton, in Pulaski County, Virginia. There he was raised by his maternal grandparents, General James Hoge and Eleanor Haven Howe.
(General Hoge was the nephew of his wife's father and Eleanor Howe was the niece of her husband's mother, thus they were cousins, both grandchildren of Major Joseph Howe, who was the brother (most likely) or cousin of: George Augustus Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe; Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, 4th Viscount Howe; and Sir William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe.)
About 1862, at the age of 16, he enlisted in the Army of the Confederate States of America and served as a private until the end of the American Civil War rather than accept a commission as an officer and be separated from his friend.
On November 16, 1868, he married Sue Hammet of Montgomery County, Virginia, and the children by that marriage were Edward Hammet, James Hoge, Stockton Heth, Belle Norwood, Sue Hampton, Henry Clement, Eliza (Lily), and Eleanor. In 1861, Tyler inherited a number of properties form his grandfather General James Hoge, including Belle-Hampton in Pulaski County, Virginia.
Tyler was a devout Presbyterian. Three times he was elected to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. In 1892 he was a delegate to the Pan Presbyterian Alliance in Toronto, and in 1896 a delegate to the convention in Glasgow, Scotland, where he presided over one of the sessions.
1897; Tyler was elected Governor of Virginia with 64.59% of the vote, defeating Republican Patrick H. McCaull, Prohibitionist L.A. Cutler, Socialist John J. Quantz, and Independent James S. Cowden.
He spent the last years of his life compiling The Family of Hoge, a genealogy of the descendents of William Hoge and Barbara Hume, his great-great-great-grandparents and the American progenitors of the Hoge Family.
- A copy is viewable at Heritage Quest Online
- old illustrious family
- General James Hoge
- Eleanor Haven Howe
- Major Joseph Howe
- Gibson Worsham (February 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Belle-Hampton" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- Gibson Worsham (December 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Halwyck" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- William Hoge
- Barbara Hume
- A Guide to the Executive Papers of Governor James Hoge Tyler, 1860-1901 (bulk 1898-1901) at The Library of Virginia
Charles T. O'Ferrall
|Governor of Virginia
Andrew Jackson Montague