Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was the nation's 12th president. A Mexican War hero, he was the first president to be elected without having served in any other elected office. He died in office.

Zachary Taylor: War Hero and President
Follow the life of "Old Rough and Ready," from his frontier beginnings through his early military career to his stunning success in the war against the Mexico and through his brief stay in the White House.

White House Biography
From the official White House site

The Presidential Election of 1848
This election was one of the most closely watched history. See how this Mexican War hero became president.

Zachary Taylor
Another biography of the war hero turned President

Zachary Taylor Resources
Speeches, writings, and major events

Zachary Taylor in the Mexican-American War
See how he helped win the war

Inaugural Address
Read for yourself what this president had to say when he was sworn into office.

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