Zachary Taylor

President of the USA, 1849–50 Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States (1849–1850) and an American military leader. Initially uninterested in politics, Taylor nonetheless ran as a Whig in the 1848 presidential election, defeating Lewis Cass. Taylor was the last President to hold slaves while in office, and the second and also last Whig to win a presidential election.
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Pair pleads guilty - Citizens Voice
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Zachary Taylor Harris, 19, of Noxen, faces up to one year in jail and a $2500 fine for one count of disorderly conduct. According to a criminal complaint, the Tunkhannock state police barracks were notified June 27 by the Forty Fort Police Department
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Sutro promotion list released - Reno Gazette Journal
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... Elora Neep, Kirsti Pearson, Chase Peterson, Benjamin Phillips, Beau Piscovich, Rosam Porras, Tucker Riggins, Abigail Sikora, Sydn Soderborg, Heather Steelmon, Zachary Taylor, Marco Torres, Yamile Torres, Clint Vega, Kayla Villegas, Kimberly Waski,
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Focus On: Zachary Taylor - Winston-Salem Journal
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But it's not a problem for Zachary Taylor of Carver. Taylor, a senior transfer from Atkins, is accustomed to lining up at defensive end. This season, his first with the Yellow Jackets, he has been moved off the front line to linebacker
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Consider the Modern Whigs - Albert Lea Tribune
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The first territorial governor on Minnesota, Zachary Taylor, was a Whig. In 2006, vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan restarted this national party. They felt that the two major parties were not taking care of their needs and that of their
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW | Bayshore Bruins - Bradenton Herald
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The group featuring Jon Ramirez (junior), Tracy Williamson (sophomore), Zachary Taylor (senior), Michael Dreger (senior) and Juan Villa-Torres (senior) has little game experience under its collective belt. Ramirez played last year and is stepping into
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9 lives and no sense of danger - The Free Lance-Star
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If anything, Jake, Zachary Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes, Abigail Adams and Lily looked more surprised than we did as the "1770 House" heaved and swayed with the seismic rhythms. Before the first picture frame and glass vase crashed to the floor,
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Family Vacations in Key West: A Huffington Post Travel Guide - Huffington Post
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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park claims its beach is Key West's "best beach," offering a beautiful view of the iconic Key West sunset from the harbor. This beach park is a National Historic Landmark and Florida's southernmost state park
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Corpus Christi developed after troops landed in 1845 - Houston Chronicle
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Zachary Taylor landed troops at the site of present Corpus Christi and the community developed as a result. Through the efforts of Congressman John Nance Garner, a local harbor was authorized by President Warren G. Harding on Sept
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Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop ... - Huffington Post
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In 1850, Zachary Taylor returned to the White House from an intensely hot Independence Day ceremony at the base of what would become the Washington Monument. Exhausted, thirsty and famished, he began consuming vast quantities of cherries and iced water
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Sanitation - The Economist
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His successor, Zachary Taylor, may also have succumbed. The liquid diarrhoea and vomit jetted out by a body infected by the bacterium Vib rio cholerae is a reminder, in extreme form, of the danger lurking in the excrement which flows from every human
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UIS announces spring semester 2011 dean's list - The State Journal-Register
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By Anonymous Emily Marie Arnold; Valorie Broderick; Zachary Taylor Constable; Joseph Eck; Erin Freeman; Justin Matthew Kiefer; Mary Katherine Krueger; Kevin Michael Kulavic; Morgan Abigail Ladage; Kyleigh Pierce McLaughlin; Sarah Pershing; Mikal Ray;
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50th anniversary of Locust Grove celebrated Sunday [The Arena] - Louisville.com
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The home was visited by presidents James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, and Zachary Taylor, and was a stopping point for famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark upon their return from their expedition to the Pacific. Built in the 1790s by William
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Cop-attack case bound for court - Scranton Times-Tribune
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Zachary Taylor Harris, 19, of Noxen, is charged with criminal conspiracy to receiving stolen property, dis- orderly conduct and public drunkenness. While attempting to stop a stolen 1997 Saturn station wagon in Monroe Twp., state police said the Saturn
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Ledyard High School Honor Roll Announced - Patch.com
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... Tori Shea Davis, Jenna Marie Farquhar, Ashley Gardner, Zachary Taylor Hanna, Sarah Elizabeth Heikkinen, Harly Ann Hewlitt, Adelina Jakuba, Victoria Jones, Gregory Knight, Sophie Kotecki, Benjamin Seiwell Lahti, Caitlin Larmann, Andrew Michael Lee,
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  • 1850
    Taylor died suddenly of a stomach-related illness in July 1850, so had little impact on the sectional divide that led to civil war a decade later.
    Despite being a Southerner and a slaveholder himself, Taylor did not push for the expansion of slavery. To avoid the question, he urged settlers in New Mexico and California to bypass the territorial stage and draft constitutions for statehood, setting the stage for the Compromise of 1850.
    Taylor was interred in the Public Vault of the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., from July 13, 1850, to October 25, 1850. (It was built in 1835 to hold remains of notables until either the grave site could be prepared or transportation arranged to another city.) His body was transported to the Taylor Family plot where his parents were buried on the old Taylor homestead plantation known as "Springfield" in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    On July 4, 1850, Taylor reportedly consumed raw fruit and iced milk while attending holiday celebrations and a fund-raising event at the Washington Monument, which was then under construction.
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    Taylor's Treasury Secretary William M. Meredith, with the support of Attorney General Reverdy Johnson, finally signed off on the payment in April 1850.
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    With assistance from Daniel Webster, Clay developed his landmark proposal, the Compromise of 1850.
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    Arguably the Taylor administration's definitive accomplishment in foreign policy was the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty of 1850, regarding a proposed inter-oceanic canal through Central America.
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  • 1849
    Taylor sent his only State of the Union report to Congress in December 1849.
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    Throughout the summer of 1849, Taylor toured the northeastern U.S., to familiarize himself with a region of which he had seen little.
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    As president-elect, Taylor kept his distance from Washington, not resigning his Western Division command until late January 1849.
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  • 1848
    Taylor received the Whig nomination for President in 1848.
    Taylor declared, as the 1848 Whig Party convention approached, that he had always been a Whig in principle, but he did consider himself a Jeffersonian-Democrat.
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    In his capacity as a career officer, Taylor had never publicly revealed his political beliefs before 1848 nor voted before that time.
    In December he received a hero's welcome in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and his popular legacy set the stage for the 1848 presidential election.
  • 1847
    Taylor remained at Monterrey until late November 1847, when he set sail for home.
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    Taylor was a member of the Aztec Club of 1847, Military Society of the Mexican War.
    In recognition of his victory at Buena Vista, Taylor was elected an honorary member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati on July 4, 1847.
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    Santa Anna attacked Taylor with 20,000 men at the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847, leaving around 700 Americans dead or wounded at a cost of over 1,500 Mexican.
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  • 1846
    By late 1846 Taylor's opposition to a presidential run began to weaken, and it became clear that his principles more closely resembled Whig orthodoxy.
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    Taylor's men advanced to the Rio Grande in March 1846.
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  • 1845
    He served there until July 1845, when annexation became imminent, and President James K. Polk directed him to deploy into disputed territory in Texas, "on or near the Rio Grande" near Mexico.
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    In 1845, as the annexation of Texas was underway, President James K. Polk dispatched Taylor to the Rio Grande area in anticipation of a potential battle with Mexico over the disputed Texas–Mexico border.
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  • 1844
    For his Vice Presidential nominee the convention chose Millard Fillmore, a prominent New York Whig who had chaired the House Ways and Means Committee and had been a contender for Henry Clay's Vice Presidential nominee in the 1844 election.
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  • 1841
    He was made commander of the Second Department of the Army's Western Division in May 1841.
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  • 1837
    By 1837, the Second Seminole War was underway when Taylor was directed to Florida.
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  • 1836
    He thought of himself as an independent, believing in a strong and sound banking system for the country, and thought that President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, should not have allowed the Second Bank of the United States to collapse in 1836.
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  • 1835
    Davis and Sarah Taylor married in June 1835, but she died three months later of malaria contracted on a summer visit to Davis' sister in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
  • 1832
    After some time on furlough, when he expanded his landholdings, Taylor was promoted to colonel of the 1st Infantry Regiment in April 1832.
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  • 1828
    In May 1828, Taylor was called back to action, commanding Fort Snelling in Michigan Territory (now Minnesota) on the northern Mississippi River for a year, and nearby Fort Crawford for a year.
  • 1826
    In late 1826 he was called to Washington, D.C., to work on an Army committee to consolidate and improve military organization.
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  • 1824
    That November he was transferred to Fort Robertson at Baton Rouge, where he remained until February 1824.
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  • 1821
    In late 1821, Taylor took the 7th Infantry to Natchitoches, Louisiana, on the Red River.
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  • 1819
    For two years, Taylor commanded Fort Howard at the Green Bay, Michigan Territory, settlement. He then returned to Louisville and his family. In April 1819 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and dined with President James Monroe.
  • 1815
    Reduced to the rank of captain when the war ended in 1815, he resigned from the army.
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  • 1814
    In spring 1814, he was called back into action under Brigadier General Benjamin Howard.
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  • 1812
    During the War of 1812, in which U.S. forces battled the British Empire and its Indian allies, Taylor successfully defended Fort Harrison in Indiana Territory from an Indian attack commanded by the Shawnee chief Tecumseh.
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  • 1811
    In July 1811 he was called to the Indiana Territory, where he assumed control of Fort Knox after the commandant fled.
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  • 1810
    He was promoted to captain in November 1810.
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    In June 1810, Taylor married Margaret Mackall Smith, whom he had met the previous autumn in Louisville. "Peggy" Smith came from a prominent family of Maryland planters; she was the daughter of Major Walter Smith, who had served in the Revolutionary War.
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  • 1809
    Taylor spent much of 1809 in the dilapidated camps of New Orleans and nearby Terre aux Boeufs.
  • 1808
    On May 3, 1808, Taylor joined the U.S. Army, receiving a commission as a first lieutenant of the Seventh Infantry Regiment.
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    Taylor was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1808 and made a name for himself as a captain in the War of 1812.
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  • 1784
    Zachary Taylor was born on November 24, 1784, on a plantation in Orange County, Virginia, to a prominent family of planters of English ancestry.
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