, Zachary Known as “Old Rough and Ready.” 1784–1850.
The 12th president of the United States (1849–1850). An army officer in the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Second Seminole War (1835–1842), he became a national hero during the Mexican War (1846–1848), was elected president (1848), and died in office (1850).
1860 portrait by George
Peter Alexander Healy