Margaret Taylor

Introduction

Margaret Taylor (1788-1852) was an American first lady (1849-1850) and the wife of Zachary Taylor, an American military hero and the 12th president of the United States. Margaret supported her husband throughout his long military career, repeatedly uprooting her family to follow him to his postings, but was deeply unhappy with his move into politics—a move which culminated with his election as president in 1848. As first lady, she refused to host social events at the White House, leaving these duties to her youngest daughter Betty.

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Margaret Taylor

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    Margaret Taylor

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/margaret-taylor

  • Access Date

    July 29, 2014

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks