Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

Major-General Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States (1849-1850)

Associated Houses

The White House

Washington D.C.

Zachary Taylor House

Louisville

He was preceded in the Presidency by James K. Polk and after dying in office he was succeeded just one year later in 1850 by his Vice-President, fellow Whig Millard Fillmore. Coincidentally, Taylor was a cousin of the 4th U.S. President, James Madison, through their mutual great-grandfather, Colonel James Taylor of Bloomsbury, Virginia. Taylor and his wife had six children, four of whom lived to adulthood including Sarah, wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 21/11/2018 and last updated on 31/08/2022.