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12th President (1849-1850)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: no formal education

Occupation: soldier

Political Affiliation: Whig

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Franklin Steiner, in his book The Religious Beliefs Of Our Presidents, categorized Taylor among "Presidents Whose Religious Views Are Doubtful."

Views on Religion & Politics:


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by Zachary Taylor

ed. by William Samson, Letters of Zachary Taylor from the Battlefield of the Mexican War, Gennesee Press, 1908; reprint, Letters of Zachary Taylor from the Battlefield of the Mexican War


K. Jack Bauer, Zachary Taylor : Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest, Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1985
J. J. Farrell, Zachary Taylor 1784-1850: Millard Fillmore 1800-1874 : Chronology Documents Bibliographical Aids, Oceana Pub. 1971
Holman Hamilton, Zachary Taylor, Bobbs-Merrill, 1941-1951
Henry Montgomery, The Life of Major General Zachary Taylor, Auburn, Derby, Miller & Co., 1850; reprint, The Life Of Major General Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President Of The United States
Edward J. Nichols, Zach Taylor's Little Army, Doubleday, 1963
Elbert B. Smith, The Presidencies of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (American Presidency Series), Univ. Press of Kansas, 1988


Anonymous, "Biographical Sketch Of Zachary Taylor," Harper's, Vol. 1, Iss. 3, August 1850, pp. 298-303


Works by Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor: Historic Speeches (Presidential Rhetoric)
Zachary Taylor: Selected Works (Humanities Web)
Document Library (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Inaugural Address of Zachary Taylor (The Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)
Inaugural Address (AMDOCS)

Biographical Sites

Zachary Taylor [alternate site] (POTUS)
Zachary Taylor (White House)
Zachary Taylor (USA Presidents)
Zachary Taylor (American President)
Life Portrait of Zachary Taylor (C-SPAN)
Taylor, Zachary (Handbook of Texas Online)
Zachary Taylor (Medical History of the Presidents of the United States)
President Zachary Taylor and the Laboratory: Presidential Visit from the Grave -- did Taylor die of arsenic poisoning? (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

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