12. Zachary Taylor

The Periodic Table of the Presidents - Zachary Taylor  Zachary Taylor Official Portrait - The Periodic Table of the Presidents

“Old Rough and Ready”

  • Full Name: Zachary Taylor
  • Years in Office: 1849–1850
  • Political Party: Whig
  • Nickname: “Old Rough and Ready”
  • Age at Inauguration: 64
  • Vice President: Millard Fillmore
  • Birth: November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Death: July 9, 1850 in Washington, D.C.
  • Place of Burial: Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Lt. Col. Richard Taylor (1744–1829); Soldier, landowner, civil servant
  • Mother: Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor (1760–1822)
  • Wife: Margaret Mackall Smith (September 21, 1788 – August 18, 1852)
  • Marriage: June 21, 1810 in Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Children: Anne Mackall (1811–1875); Sarah Knox (1814–1835); Octavia Pannill (1816–1820); Margaret Smith (1819–1820); Mary Elizabeth (1824–1909); Richard (1826–1879)
  • Home: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Education: Some tutoring
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Lieutenant, U.S. Army (1808)
    • Major in War of 1812 (1812)
    • Colonel in Black Hawk War (1832)
    • Brigadier General in Seminole War (1836–1837)
    • Major General in Mexican War (1845–1847)
    • President (1849–1850)
  • Writings: Letters of Zachary Taylor

Campaign Poster

 

Union, five-color woodcut by Thomas W. Strong, c. 1848

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous: James K. Polk  11 - Jkp       PTOTP Home Button - Black Border       13 - Mf  Next: Millard Fillmore

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s