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Zachary Taylor
Date: 1784 - 1850
Remarks: President March 5 1849-July 9, 1850. Acquired the nickname "Old Rough and Ready" while fighting the Seminoles. A war hero of the Indian and Mexican Wars, Taylor was a dedicated Unionist. Taylor owned slaves and a plantation, but he opposed the expansion of slavery because he wanted to preserve the Union. This was a contested issue during his presidency. Taylor's son-in-law was future Confederate President Jefferson Davis.