Zachary Taylor was born on 24th November 1784 to the family of planters in Orange Country, Virginia. Later his family moved to Kentucky and got settled near modern-day Louisville. Taylor received a modest education, as no public schools existed at this time.
Zachary Taylor had served his country as the 12th President of United States of America from March 1849 until his death 1850. Before becoming the President of United States he was an officer in United States Army; he had served in the army for almost four decades, He had played a vital role in Commanding troops in the war of 1812; he had also participated in Black Hawk War (1832) and Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Later he became a full-fledged war hero through his service in the Mexican War, which broke out in 1846 after U.S annexation of Texas.
Zachary Taylor has served nearly around 16th month in his Presidential office; After attending a long ceremony at Washington Monument on scorching on 4th July 1950 he fell ill and died after five days; he was a second President to die in the office.
The United States of America had issued his commemorative coin with his portrait on the obverse side of the coin.
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