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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor
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Title: Zachary Taylor
Description: A portrait of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850. Born in Virginia on November 24, 1784, Taylor died in office on July 9, 1850 upon getting sick from eating cherries and milk at a July 4th celebration. He was the second president to die in office. Taylor, nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready", was a career army officer, who served for 40 years and was a General during the Mexican War.

Image ID: 27772
1849 ca.
Rice & Buttre
Name File
Genre: Print
Subjects: Presidents
Command of troops
Public officers
Political leadership

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