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Who was Zachary Taylor?
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1849 and ended in 1850. He was 64 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1849.

Zachary Taylor's Nickname Meanings
Zachary Taylor was the second cousin to James Madison, who was the 4th US President. He was named after his paternal grandfather and
was often referred to as 'Zack' by his family and friends. He had a variety of nicknames including Old Zack and Old Rough and Ready. His advancing age was obviously reflected in his nicknames. He was a seasoned war veteran and his troops gave him the the Nickname 'Old Rough and Ready' during the Mexican and Seminole War as he cared little for fancy uniforms.


Description and Picture of Zachary Taylor
The picture of Zachary Taylor portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 8 inches in height and 170 pounds in weight. He had hazel colored eyes and his untidy, wispy hair was brown that turned gray with age. His arms were long, his body was stocky and he had short, bowed legs. His nickname "Old Rough and Ready" not only reflected his military career but also his total disdain of clothing. He wore whatever he felt comfortable in, regardless of the people he was associating with.   

Character and Personality Traits: What was Zachary Taylor like?
The personality of Zachary Taylor is described as a genial, friendly, courteous man, who was frank, direct and outspoken. He was also and intelligent and thoughtful man who was cautious in what he said.

Facts about President Zachary Taylor and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Zachary Taylor famous for? Why was Zachary Taylor important? The history and life of President Zachary Taylor during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Zachary Taylor Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Zachary Taylor?  
 He was the 12th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1849 and ended in 1850 (March 5, 1849 to July 9, 1850).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Whig political party
What other political offices did Zachary Taylor hold before his presidency?
 Zachary Taylor held no other political offices prior to his presidency
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Millard Fillmore (1849-50)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Compromise of 1850
 The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850)
 The Galphin affair (1850)
 The Apache Wars (1849 -1924)
What was Zachary Taylor' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Old Rough and Ready"
Who was Zachary Taylor' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Margaret Taylor
President Zachary Taylor Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Zachary Taylor can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Zachary Taylor Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Zachary Taylor born?  
 He was born on November 24, 1784, near Barboursville, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Lieutenant Colonel Richard Taylor
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor
Where was Zachary Taylor educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at home
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did Zachary Taylor do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a soldier
Who was Zachary Taylor' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Margaret Mackall Smith (1788-1852). They married on June 21, 1810
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Ann Mackall Taylor (1811-75); Sarah Knox (1814-35); Octavia (1816-20); Margaret Smith Taylor (1819-20); Mary Elizabeth (1824-1909); Richard (1826-79)
When did Zachary Taylor die?
 He died on July 9, 1850, in Washington, D.C.
Zachary Taylor Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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