Zachary Taylor

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Person.png Zachary Taylor   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(soldier, politician)
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BornNovember 24, 1784
Barboursville, Virginia, U.S.
DiedJuly 9, 1850 (Age 65)
Washington DC, U.S.
Cause of death
Children • 6
• including
• Sarah Knox
• Mary Elizabeth
• Richard Scott
SpouseMargaret Smith
Victim ofpremature death
President of the United States. Poisoned.

Employment.png President of the United States

In office
March 4, 1849 - July 9, 1850
Died of poisoning

Zachary Taylor was an American politician and military leader who was the 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general and becoming a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War. As a result, he won election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union. He was poisoned and died sixteen months into his term, having made no progress on the most divisive issue in Congress, slavery.

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