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Did you know that during the lifetime of Zachary Taylor, he played a key role in major events, including the start of the 1848 Gold Rush, the signing of the The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty and the first women's rights convention?

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Zachary Taylor was born on November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia

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He was raised into a wealthy family and lived on a plantation

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Zachary Taylor was a distant relative of many other presidents including James Madison, Robert E. Lee and Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Zachary Taylor spent twenty five years in the army, protecting the frontiers against Indian attack. He also won major victories during  the Mexican War

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In 1850  Zachary Taylor was considered to be the most popular man in America, and a hero of the Mexican-American War

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He became the 12th President of America when he was 64 years old, he served only 31 days of his term before he passed away

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He was the second President to die whilst in office

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Zachary Taylor voted for the first time in 1848 aged 62. He had not voted before then as he had not lived anywhere for the given time to qualify. His first vote was for himself!

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Zachary Taylor married Margaret (Peggy) Mackall Smith, together they raised six children but only one survived into adulthood

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The nickname of Zachary Taylor was "Old Rough and Ready” this was due to his untidy dress sense

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Zachary Taylor had an elderly warhorse which he named Whitney, he kept it on the on the lawns of the White House

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He owned a large number slaves, which angered many as he actively tried to ban the expansion of slavery

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He enjoyed chewing tobacco, which was popular at the time, and was known to be an excellent shot when aiming at a sawdust box

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He died on July 9, 1850 in Washington D.C. whilst in office, an estimated 100,000 mourners lined the funeral route waiting to pay their last respects

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He was buried in Louisville, Kentucky in what is now known as Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

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