Thursday, 6 October 2016

Naked POTUS, number 12: Zachary Taylor

"Even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked" - BOB DYLAN



With the elements fully exposed to his nuts, here be the twelfth President of the United States, Zachary Taylor (1784-1850). Fact attack:

ZACHARY TAYLOR

Born 24th November 1784, Barboursville, Virginia
Died 9th July 1850, Washington D.C.

Presidential Term 4th March 1849 - 9th July 1850

As with many of his predecessors, Taylor rose to fame as a military man, serving in the 1812 War, the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War, where he commanded the troops at the Battle of Buena Vista.

Prior to seeking the Presidency in the 1848 election, Taylor had never previously voted.

The majority of his truncated Presidency was consumed with the fallout from the Mexican-American war. The big question revolved around the admission of the State of California, newly liberated from Mexico. As with any new State at the time, the big concern was how their presence in the Union would affect the delicate balance of slave states versus non-slave states.

Taylor became the second President to die in office on 9th July 1850. It is thought that he contracted cholera or a similar stomach ailment from eating iced milk and raw fruit during the celebrations of Independence Day.

N.B. Some parts of the above image have been redacted by the CIA for reasons of national security. An unexpurgated version of all the naked Presidents will be made available at the end of the project.

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