1784, Nov 241849-18501850, Jul 9
the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
 Timeline (12)
11/24/1784-Future US president Zachary Taylor is born
06/21/1810-Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith in Louisville, Kentucky
05/08/1846-Zachary Taylor fights in the first major battle of the Mexican-American War at Palo Alto Texas
05/24/1846-General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War
09/25/1846-U.S. troops under General Zachary Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
02/23/1847-Battle of Buena Vista: U.S. troops, led by Zachary Taylor, beat Mexican army
11/07/1848-General Zachary Taylor elected as president of US 
03/04/1849-U.S. has no president, James K. Polk's term ended on a Sunday, Zachary Taylor can't be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison's (President pro tem) term ended on March 3rd 
03/05/1849-Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th president
07/09/1850-Millard Fillmore sworn-in as president of U.S. (replacing Zachary Taylor, who suddenly died)
07/09/1850-President Zachary Taylor dies of cholera
07/10/1850-Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes President following Zachary Taylor's death
 Notes (2)
  • Party: Whig
  • Vice President: Millard Fillmore
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I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
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