Zachary Taylor
12th President of the United States

Zachary Taylor 

Vice President: Millard Fillmore
BornNovember 24, 1784, near Barboursville, Virginia
DiedJuly 9, 1850, in Washington, D.C.
Career/Occupation: Soldier
Education: No formal Education
Political Party: Whig
Nickname(s): "Old Rough and Ready"

Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $25,000


  • First President who had served in no prior elected office.
  • First President to serve in the Mexican–American War.
  • First President to take office while his party held a minority of seats in the U.S. Senate.
  • First President to win an election with his party holding no majority in either house of Congress.
  • First President from Kentucky.
  • First President to be elected while winning the same number of states as his opponent.
  • First President to win the U.S. presidential election in November.
  • First President to have had a Secretary of the Interior.
  • First President to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal more than once (he was awarded it three times).

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