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Presidential Number: 12th
Years he was President: 1849-1850
State Represented: Louisiana
Party Affiliation: Whig
Fact(s): He served in the Mexican War. He died while President.
Birthday: November 24, 1784
How old would he be this year? 219
School(s) attended: Did not attend college.
Wife: Margaret Taylor
Occupation(s) before he was President: Career officer in the Army
Other way(s) he served: General in the Mexican War
Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Hobbies or Sports: Horseback riding
Life in America
How would he have traveled? Train
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter
U.S. Population when term began: 23,191,876
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 30
Art and information provided by fifth-graders from Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Coloringbook drawings by White House artist Rania Hassan.
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