Throughout the history of the United States, eight presidents died while in office. Of the eight people, four were killed and four died due to natural causes. And one of them, there died in the office. The following is a fact of the US presidents that died in the office.
Who is The US Presidents That Died in The Office?
Zachary Taylor’s is the one of some President of the United States. He served from 1949-1950. The man of British descent is also the highest officeholder in the United States military during his lifetime. Because Richard Taylor’s father is a lieutenant during the American Revolution.
Taylor is the 12th President of Uncle Sam’s Country. He was born on a plantation in Barboursville, Virginia, to a distinguished family who owned a British estate. Taylor came from the party Whig and Millard Fillmore as vice president.
He was the first president of the United States who came from the Army military. During his 40 years serving in the Army, his rank rose to the position of General. He has fought 4 battles during his lifetime.
Taylor had become famous throughout the United States. Because it has military victories, one of which is the war against Mexico.
The Mystery of The Murder
Before he died, Talyor was known to be at the opening ceremony of the Washington Monument. From the confession of several close relatives mentioned that when he arrived at the monument, he had eaten some cherries and drank a glass of milk.
After attending the event at the Washington Monument, Talyor was immediately treated at the nearest hospital. According to the doctor who treated him, the President is struck symptoms such as cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and dehydration.
In addition to information from the doctor who treats him, in the 1800 era the US was also caused by cholera outbreaks. It is strongly has suspect that cholera infecting Taylor come from cherries and milk which he eats.
His death was associated with an attack of digestive diseases. But according to experts, the same symptoms are symptoms of arsenic poisoning. And according to them anyway, maybe Taylor was killed by his political enemies.
Clara Rising, a writer of historical novels, put forward two names: Vice President Millard Fillmore and senator Henry Clay from Kentucky. Taylor is an opponent of slavery. He also supports the recognition of California as a state free from slavery. This leaves more states free from slavery than slavery.
After Taylor’s death, it turns out, Fillmore supported the compromise proposal drafted by Clay. Namely, California is a slavery-free state in pairs with New Mexico which enforces slavery. Isn’t this a strong motive to eliminate the president? That’s what Rising believed.
Some Hints Found
Before excavating Taylor’s grave, the researchers conduct a historical check at the White House to ascertain whether Taylor’s body was embalmed or not. In the 1800 era, almost all embalming processes used arsenic.
Now, if this was finish on Taylor’s body, then it would be impossible to identify whether he was poison to death or not. Fortunately, according to rissing, from records found, Taylor’s wife did not allow her husband’s body to be embalmed.
The oxidation that occurs in the coffin provides additional evidence that Taylor was not given the embalm. The researchers also sent muscle tissue samples to the lab medical Louisiana and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
In the investigation, both the results of chemical tests and nuclear tests, apparently showed that the tissue contained “normal levels of arsenic substances”. This means that Taylor’s body was not embalmed, and this result confirms that Taylor died not because of arsenic poisoning.
Those are the facts of the US presidents that died in the office. However, the fact that is still a mystery cannot be solved with certainty. It is related to the alleged death of Zachary himself. There are still allegations that cannot confirm with certainty.