Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (1784 - 1850), was known as "old rough and ready". He was an army colonel and the commandant at Ft. Crawford in the 1830s, receiving Black Hawk's surrender at the fort in 1832. Promoted to general during the Florida Seminole uprising, he also distinguished himself in the Mexican War. Consdered a national hero, he was elected the 12th President of the U.S. in 1849, and served for only a year before dying in office.