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Zachary Taylor Fast Facts

Twelfth President of the United States


Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President of the United States

Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President of the United States, Portrait by Mathew Brady

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Birth: November 24, 1784

Death: July 9, 1850

Term of Office: March 4, 1849-July 9, 1850

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term; Died in office from cholera morbus contracted from eating a bowl of cherries and drinking a pitcher of iced milk.

First Lady: Margaret "Peggy" Mackall Smith

Nickname: "Old Rough and Ready"

Zachary Taylor Quote: "It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850)

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Zachary Taylor Biography
Take a more in depth look at the twelfth president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

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