Millard Fillmore


Millard Fillmore

13th President of the United States

In office
July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
Vice President None
Preceded by Zachary Taylor
Succeeded by Franklin Pierce
12th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
President Zachary Taylor
Preceded by George M. Dallas
Succeeded by William R. King
14th Comptroller of New York
In office
January 1, 1848 – February 20, 1849
Governor John Young
Hamilton Fish
Preceded by Azariah Cutting Flagg
Succeeded by Washington Hunt
1st Chancellor of the University of Buffalo
In office
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Orsamus H. Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York’s 
32nd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Thomas C. Love
Succeeded by William A. Moseley
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Thomas C. Love
Personal details
Born January 7, 1800
Summerhill, New York, U.S.
Died March 8, 1874 (aged 74)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Cemetery
Buffalo, New York
Political party Know Nothing (1856–1860)
Other political
Anti-Masonic (Before 1832)
Whig (1832–1856)
Spouse(s) ·         Abigail Powers
(m. 1826; died 1853)·         Caroline Carmichael
(m. 1858; his death 1874)
Children Millard and Mary
Profession Lawyer
Religion Unitarian
Signature  Millard Fillmore signature


Millard Fillmore was conceived in compelling neediness in a log lodge on January 7, 1800, in Locke Township, New York. At age 15, he was apprenticed to a fabric creator by his dad to keep the family dissolvable. After about two years of severe apprenticeship, Millard Fillmore left and moved to New Hope, New York. Around this time, he got to be fixated on instructing himself, taking books when he could. He went to New Hope Academy, where he met his future wife, Abigail Powers, who was showing the class. The couple marry in 1826.

In 1819, Millard Fillmore landed a position as a representative with a nearby judge, and was admitted to the New York bar in 1823. Millard Fillmore joined the Anti-Masonic Party as a youthful lawyer, and his political profession along these lines started. In 1828, he kept running for the New York State Assembly and won, serving three terms before being chosen to the U.S. Place of Representatives in 1832. Amid this time, Millard Fillmore upheld the defensive levy and dispensing with the slave exchange between the states. He in the end joined the Whig Party through his relationship with gathering supervisor Thurlow Weed, who might later offer Abraham Lincoln some assistance with becoming president.

In 1843, Millard Fillmore endeavored to fortify his position in New York: He surrendered from the House, from there on making an unsuccessful keep running for the New York governorship. In 1846, he built up the University at Buffalo and served as its first chancellor. In 1847, Millard Fillmore was chosen to the prestigious position of New York representative, or CFO, amending New York’s managing an account framework. In 1848, the Whig Party tapped Millard Fillmore to keep running as VP with presidential hopeful Zachary Taylor, a southerner.

Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore won a sharply battled race, however couldn’t have been more distinctive in foundations and political positions. The two did not by any means meet until after the race, and, when they did at long last meet, they didn’t become friends well. Accordingly, Millard Fillmore was prohibited from any real part and consigned to being president of the Senate, which was starting to talk about a few bills tending to the issue of bondage.

The sudden passing of President Zachary Taylor in July 1850 conveyed a political movement to the organization. Taylor’s whole bureau surrendered and Millard Fillmore agreed with Democratic Senator Stephen Douglas for a progression of bills that would turn into the Compromise of 1850. While the Compromise of 1850 passed and was marked by Millard Fillmore, it swung out to just drag out the split in the Union.

In remote approach, President Millard Fillmore dispatched Commodore Perry to “open” Japan to western exchange and attempted to keep the Hawaiian Islands out of European hands. He likewise declined to back an intrusion of Cuba by daring Southerners who needed to extend subjection into the Caribbean. For this and his backing of the Fugitive Slave Act, he was disliked by numerous, and was thusly disregarded for re-assignment by the Whig Party in 1852.

As the Whig Party broke down, Millard Fillmore declined to join the developing Republican Party. Rather, he kept running for the administration as an individual from the American Party, which was associated with the Know-Nothing development. Authoritatively resigned from legislative issues, he condemned President James Buchanan for not making prompt move when South Carolina withdrew from the Union in 1860, however contradicted President Lincoln’s unrestricted arrangements toward the South amid the Civil War. He later bolstered President Andrew Johnson’s more mollifying methodology amid Reconstruction.

He came back to Buffalo, New York, where he kicked the bucket on March 8, 1874, from the delayed consequences of a stroke.

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