Nickname: American Louis Philippe

Year in office: 1850–1853

Political party: Whig

Birthday: January 7, 1800

Official presidential portrait of Millard Fillmore

by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1857

Millard Fillmore, American candidate for president of the United States, c1856 (Library of Congress)

Millard Fillmore was not selected as the Whig candidate in the 1852 election. But, he returned as a candidate in 1856, as the American (Know-Nothing) Party candidate.

Millard Fillmore was not selected as the Whig candidate in 1852. But, in 1856, he ran as the nominee for the newly-formed Know-Nothing Party. Fillmore won 22% of the popular vote, but just one state. The election went to James Buchanan.


East Aurora, NY


Forest Lawn, Buffalo, NY


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Library of Congress, loc.gov

Miller Center, University of Virginia, millercenter.org/the-presidency

The White House, whitehouse.gov

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