13th President of the United States
(July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853)
Full Name: Millard Fillmore
Nickname: "The American Louis Philippe"
Born: January 7, 1800, in Locke Township (now Summerhill), New York
Died: March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York
Father: Nathaniel Fillmore (1771-1863)
Mother: Phoebe Millard Fillmore (1781-1831)
Stepmother: Eunice Smith Bassett Love Fillmore (1779-1866)
Married: Abigail Powers (1798-1853), on February 5, 1826; Caroline Carmichael McIntosh (1813-1881), on February 10, 1858
Children: Millard Powers Fillmore (1828-89); Mary Abigail Fillmore (1832-54)
Education: No formal education
Political Party: Whig
Other Government Positions:
- Member of New York State Assembly, 1828-31
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-35
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1837-45
- Comptroller of New York, 1847
- Vice President, 1849-1850 (under Taylor)
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year
Vice President: None
- Secretary of State
- John M. Clayton (1850)
Daniel Webster (1850-52)
Edward Everett (1852-53)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- William M. Meredith (1850)
Thomas Corwin (1850-53)
- Secretary of War
- George W. Crawford (1850)
Charles M. Conrad (1850-53)
- Attorney General
- Reverdy Johnson (1850)
John J. Crittenden (1850-53)
- Postmaster General
- Jacob Collamer (1850)
Nathan K. Hall (1850-52)
Samuel D. Hubbard (1852-53)
- Secretary of the Navy
- William B. Preston (1850)
William A. Graham (1850-52)
John P. Kennedy (1852-53)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Thomas Ewing (1850)
Thomas M. T. McKennan (1850)
Alexander H. H. Stuart (1850-53)
Supreme Court Justices:
Benjamin Robbins Curtis (1851-1857)
- Millard Fillmore -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Millard Fillmore -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Millard Fillmore -- from Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Facts about Fillmore and his presidency.
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Other Internet Resources:
- The Best Biographies of Millard Fillmore
- In 2012, Stephen Floyd started his search for the best biography of each president. He usually has reviews of multiple biographies for each president.
- Health and Medical History of Millard Fillmore
- Medical background of each president with references. Compiled by John Sotos, MD.
- Millard Fillmore Presidential Site
- The Aurora Historical Society provides house tours. The only house built by a president.
Points of Interest:
- After Fillmore's term, he became the chancellor of the University of Buffalo.
- Fillmore was the first president to have a stepmother.
- Fillmore was the first president to have a father live through his entire presidential term.
- Fillmore was the first president to remarry after leaving office.
- The White House's first library, bathtub and kitchen stove were installed by the Fillmores.
- Fillmore refused an honorary degree from Oxford University because he felt he had "neither literary nor scientific attainment."