13. Millard Fillmore

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“His Accidency”

  • Full Name: Millard Fillmore
  • Years in Office: 1850–1853
  • Political Party: Whig (during Presidency); Know-Nothing Party (from 1854)
  • Nicknames: “His Accidency,” “The American Louis Philippe”
  • Age at Inauguration: 50
  • Vice President: None (following Taylor’s death)
  • Birth: January 7, 1800 in Locke, New York
  • Death: March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York
  • Place of Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery – Buffalo, New York
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Nathaniel Fillmore (1771–1863); Farmer
  • Mother: Phoebe Millard Fillmore (1781–1831)
  • First Wife: Abigail Powers (March 13, 1798 – March 30, 1853)
  • First Marriage: February 5, 1826 in Moravia, New York
  • Second Wife: Caroline Carmichael McIntosh (October 21, 1813 – August 11, 1881)
  • Second Marriage: February 10, 1858 in Albany, New York
  • Children (from first wife): Millard Powers (1828–1889); Mary Abigail (1832–1854)
  • Home: East Aurora, New York
  • Education: Public schools; studied law in Cayuga County and Buffalo, New York
  • Religious Affiliation: Unitarian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Lawyer (1823–)
    • Member of New York Assembly (1828–1831)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1833–1835, 1837–1845)
    • Chancellor of University of Buffalo (1846–1847)
    • Comptroller of New York State (1847)
    • Served in the New York Militia during the Mexican War (1847–1848)
    • Vice President: Taylor administration (1849–1850)
    • President (1850–1853)
    • Chancellor of the University of Buffalo
  • Writings: Millard Fillmore Papers

Campaign Poster

13 Mf, Millard Fillmore, American Candidate for President of the United States, woodcut proof, by Baker & Godwin, c.1856

 

This is a woodcut proof from the 1856 election. After leaving the White House in 1853, Millard Fillmore ran again for president as the nominee for the newly-formed Know-Nothing Party.  Fillmore won just one state, and the election went to James Buchanan.

Millard Fillmore, American Candidate for President of the United States, woodcut proof by Baker & Godwin c.1856

(Image: Library of Congress)

 

 

 

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