Zachary Taylor


12th President of the United States (March 5, 1849 to July 9, 1850)
Nickname: "Old Rough and Ready"
Vice President: Millard Fillmore

Born: November 24, 1784, near Barboursville, Virginia
Died: July 9, 1850, in Washington, DC

Father: Lieutenant Colonel Richard Taylor
Mother: Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor
Married: Margaret Mackall Smith (1788-1852), on June 21, 1810
Children: Ann Mackall Taylor (1811-1875); Sarah Knox Taylor (1814-1835); Octavia P. Taylor (1816-1820); Margaret Smith Taylor (1819-1820); Mary Elizabeth Taylor (1824-1909); Richard Taylor (1826-1879)

Religion: Episcopalian
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Whig



Zachary Taylor spent July 4, 1850, eating cherries and milk at a ceremony at the Washington Monument. he got sick from the heat and died five days later, the second President to die in office.


See Also:

White House History -- Zachary Taylor


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