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  • Although Zachary Taylor’s death was attributed to gastroenteritis, some think heat stroke is a more likely cause. Still others suspect assassination, but did not find evidence when his body was exhumed and studied in 1991.
  • "I’m Zachary Taylor," he said.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The United States has had a succession plan in place since 1792, with the vice president replacing the fallen president, as when Zachary Taylor died in office and was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • In 1848, when he was still in Congress, Lincoln threw in his lot with the shrewd Whig leaders who preferred the ill-equipped but available Zachary Taylor to the party’s elder statesman, Henry Clay, as presidential candidate.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

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  • I walked her down to the White House, and while we stood outside the fence staring at that famous white paint I lectured her about the history of the Presidency, remembering to include Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, and Benjamin Harrison.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • "Zachary Taylor was a president," I told him.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • You should see Zachary Taylor, I’d say.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • That’s when I knew I would never find a better friend than Zachary Taylor.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • …for Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, but not elected; 1840 and 1844—placed on Harrison and Clay electoral tickets "and spent much time and labor in both those canvasses"; 1846—elected to Congress; 1848—campaign workers for Zachary Taylor, speaking in Maryland and Massachusetts, and "canvassing quite fully his own district in Illinois, which was followed by a majority in the district of over 1500 for General Taylor"; 1852—placed on WinfieldScott’s electoral ticket, "but…
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
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