Zachary Taylor Biography, Education and Political Career

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was an American military officer and politician who served as the 12th President of the United States and died in 1850.

Taylor was born 24 November 1784 and died 9 July 1850. He was a was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general and becoming a national hero for his victories in the Mexican–American War.

Millard Fillmore served as Taylor’s Vice President and assumed office after his sudden death in 1850.

Zachary Taylor was an American military leader who served as the 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850. 

Taylor he won election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs and his major priority as president was to preserve the Union. He reportedly died 16 months into his term from a stomach disease.

Taylor reportedly died of a stomach disease on July 9, 1850, with his  Administration having accomplished little aside from the ratification of the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty and having made no progress on the most divisive issue in Congress and the nation: slavery. Thereafter, Vice President Fillmore assumed the presidency and served the remainder of his term.


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