12 Zachary Taylor

12 Zachary Taylor

12 Zachary Taylor

12 Zachary Taylor
12 Zachary Taylor

 
  • Term: 12th President of the United States (1849-1850)
  • Vice President: Millard Fillmore (1849 - 1850)
  • Born: November 24, 1784, near Barboursville, Virginia
  • Nickname: "Old Rough and Ready"
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: June 21, 1810, to Margaret Mackall Smith (1788-1852)
  • Children: Ann Mackall (1811-1875), Sarah Knox (1814-1835), Octavia P. (1816-1820), Margaret Smith (1819-1820), Mary Elizabeth (1824-1909), Richard (1826-1879)
  • Career: Soldier
  • Political Party: Whig
  • Writings: Letters of Zachary Taylor (1908)
  • Died: July 9, 1850, Washington, D.C.
  • Buried: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, near Louisville, Kentucky

Zachary Taylor Trivia:
No formal education. Taylor served in the regular Army for 40 years and never voted, never belonged to a political party nor took any interest in politics until he ran for president at age 62. He was elected in the first national election held on the same day in all states (November 7, 1848). He pastured his old Army horse, Whitey, on the White House lawn and visitors would take horse hairs as souvenirs. Died in office of gastroenteritis on July 9, 1850.


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