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Zachary Taylor

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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as "Old Rough and Ready," was the 12th President of the United States (1849–1850). He was the second President to die while being President.

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  • "I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me."[1]    
Simple: I have always done my job. I am ready to die, but I only do not want to leave my friends behind.


  1. Hickey, William (1853). The Constitution of the United States of America. T. K. & P. G. Collins, Page 334. 

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