Zachary Taylor

12th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1849[a] – July 9, 1850
Vice PresidentMillard Fillmore
Preceded byJames K. Polk
Succeeded byMillard Fillmore
Personal details
BornNovember 24, 1784
Barboursville, Virginia, U.S.
DiedJuly 9, 1850 (aged 65)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of deathStomach disease
Resting placeZachary Taylor National Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Margaret Smith (m. 1810)
Children6, including Sarah, Mary, and Richard
ParentsRichard Taylor
Sarah Dabney Strother
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Board of War and Ordnance.svg United States Army
Years of service1808–1849
RankUnion Army major general rank insignia.svg Major general
CommandsArmy of Occupation
Battles/warsWar of 1812
 • Siege of Fort Harrison
Black Hawk War
Second Seminole War
 • Battle of Lake Okeechobee
Mexican–American War
 • Battle of Palo Alto
 • Battle of Resaca de la Palma
 • Battle of Monterrey
 • Battle of Buena Vista
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