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William Henry Harrison was the first President to die in office, until that time not much thought was given to who would succeed the President if something happened. John Tyler, the Vice President stepped into the role of President after President Harrison's death. Up to this time the American nation was briefly confused on the process of succession. Tyler took the presidential oath of office on Apr. 6,1841 initiating a custom that would govern future successions, and became the first U.S. vice president to assume the office of president upon the death of his predecessor. It was not until 1967 that Tyler's action of assuming full powers of the presidency was legally codified in the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.

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