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Millard Fillmore
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 

MILLARD FILLMORE

13th President

Term- July 9, 1850 to March 4, 1853

Whig Party

Birth: Locke, Cayuga County, New York, January 7, 1800.

Ancestry: English

Marriage: First Marriage: Moravia, New York, February 5, 1826 to Abigail Powers, who was born in Stillwater, New York, March 13, 1798. Abigail died in Washington, D.C., March 30, 1853, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.

Second Marriage: Albany, New York, February 10, 1858, to Caroline Carmichael McIntosh, who was born in Morristown, New Jersey, October 21, 1813. Caroline died at Buffalo, New York, August 11, 1881 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.

Children: (by first wife): Millard Powers (1828-1889); Mary Abigail (1832-1854).

Home: East Aurora, New York.

Education: Attended public schools; studied law in Cayuga County and Buffalo, New York.

Religion: Unitarian

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer

Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of New York Legislature; Member of U.S. House of Representatives; Vice President.

Age at Inauguration: 50

Political Party: Whig, during Presidency; American from 1854.

Fillmore Administration: Vice President: None, Inauguration July 10, 1850, Hall of the

House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Retired

Death: Buffalo, New York, March 8, 1874.

Cause of Death: Debility at age 74.

Place of Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.

Interesting Facts:

Fillmore was the second Vice President who succeeded to the Presidency because of the death of his predecessor, Zachary Taylor.

During Fillmore's Presidency, in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. The book sold 300,000 copies the first year.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.