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Zachary Taylor, The Ten of Clubs
12th President of the United States, 1849—1850

Zachary Taylor had little legs, so little that he needs help mounting his horse. He often walked or stood with one arm behind his back. The election of 1849 was the first presidential election held in all the states on the same day. Though he fought against the expansion of slavery, Taylor owned more than 100 slaves. .He died in office. The first lady allowed an Italian artist to sketch his corpse.

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