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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