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Ztaylor

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States








12th President
Political Party Whig
Term March 4, 1849 - July 9, 1850  (64-65)
Vice President Millard Fillmore
Predecessor James K. Polk
Successor Millard Fillmore




Full Name Zachary Taylor
Birth

November 24, 1784

Barboursville, Virginia

Father Richard Lee Taylor  (1744-1829)
Mother Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor  (1760-1822)
Brothers

Hancock Taylor  (1781-1841)

William Dabney Strother Taylor  (1782-1808)

Richard Strother Taylor  (1794-1829)

Joseph Pannill Taylor  (1796-1864)

George Taylor  (1799-1829)

Sisters

Elizabeth Taylor Taylor  (1792-1845)

Sarah Taylor Grey  (1799-1851)

Emily Taylor Allison  (1801-1842)

Military Services

Major General

United States Army

1808-1849

Occupation Army Soldier
Death

July 9, 1850

Washington, D.C.

(65 years)




Marriages
Margaret Mackall Smith (1788-1852)

Married June 21, 1810

(40 years)




Children

Anne Margaret Mackall Taylor Wood

(m.1829 Robert Wood)

(2 sons, 2 daughters)

Born April 9, 1811

Died December 2, 1875

(64 years)

Sarah Knox Taylor Davis

(m.1835 Jefferson Davis)

Born March 6, 1814

Died September 13, 1835

(21 years)

Octavia Pannill Taylor

Born August 15, 1816

Died July 8, 1820

(3 years)

Margaret Smith Taylor

Born July 27, 1819

Died October 22, 1820

(1 year)

Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss Dandridge

(m.1848 William Bliss)

(m.1858 Philip Dandridge)

Born April 20, 1824

Died July 25, 1909

(85 years)

Richard Strother Taylor

(m.1851 Louise Bringier)

(2 sons, 3 daughters)

Born January 27, 1826

Died April 12, 1879

(53 years)




Presidential Election of 1848
Nominee Running Mate Political Party Popular Vote Electoral Vote
Zachary Taylor  (LA) Millard Fillmore  (NY) Whig 1,361,393  (47.3%) 163
Lewis Cass  (MI) William O. Butler  (KY) Democratic 1,223,460  (42.5%) 127
Martin Van Buren  (NY) Charles F. Adams  (MA) Free Soil 291,501  (10.1%) 0
Gerrit Smith  (NY) Charles C. Foote  (MI) Liberty 2,545  (0.1%) 0




Presidential Cabinet
Name Office Term
John M. Clayton  (DE) Secretary of State 1849-1850
William M. Meredith  (PA) Secretary of Treasury 1849-1850
George W. Crawford  (GA) Secretary of War 1849-1850
Reverdy Johnson  (MD) Attorney General 1849-1850
William B. Preston  (VA) Secretary of the Navy 1849-1850
Jacob Collamer  (VT) Postmaster General 1849-1850
Thomas Ewing  (OH) Secretary of the Interior 1849-1850




United States Supreme Court
Nominee Position Term
Roger B. Taney  (MD) Chief Justice 1836-1864  (28 years, died)
John McLean  (OH) Associate Justice 1829-1861  (32 years, died)
James M. Wayne  (GA) Associate Justice 1835-1867  (32 years, died)
John Catron  (TN) Associate Justice 1837-1865  (28 years, died)
John McKinley  (AL) Associate Justice 1837-1852  (15 years, died)
Peter V. Daniel  (VA) Associate Justice 1841-1860  (19 years, died)
Samuel Nelson  (NY) Associate Justice 1845-1872  (27 years, ret.)
Levi Woodbury  (NH) Associate Justice 1845-1851  (6 years, died)
Robert C. Grier  (PA) Associate Justice 1846-1870  (24 years, ret.)

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