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Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States of America

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Born: January 7, 1800

Birthplace: Cayuga County, New York

Father: Nathaniel Fillmore 1771 – 1863
(Buried: East Aurora Cemetery East Aurora New York)​

Mother: Phoebe Millard 1780 – 1831
(Buried: East Aurora Cemetery East Aurora New York)​

1st Wife: Abigail Powers 1798 – 1853
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo New York)​

Married: February 5, 1826 in Moravia New York

2nd Wife: Caroline Carmichael McIntosh 1813 – 1881
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo New York)​

Married: February 10, 1858 in Albany New York

Children:

Millard Powers Fillmore 1828 – 1889​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo New York)​
Mary Abigail Fillmore 1832 – 1854​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo New York)​

Signature:
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Occupation before War:

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Attorney in East Aurora New York​
1824: Supporter of John Quincy Adams for President​
1828: Supporter of John Quincy Adams for reelection​
1829 – 1831: Member of New York State Assembly​
1833 – 1835: United States Congressman from New York​
1836: Supporter of William Henry Harrison for President​
1837 – 1843: United States Congressman from New York​
1840: Western New York Campaign Director for Harrison​
1841 – 1843: Congressional Chairman Ways & Means Committee​
1844: Unsuccessful Candidate for Whig Vice Pres. Nomination​
1844: Unsuccessful Whig Candidate for Governor of New York​
1848 – 1849: New York State Comptroller​
1849 – 1850: Vice President of United States of America​
1850 – 1853: 13th President of United States of America​
1852: Unsuccessful Candidate for Whig Nomination​
1854: Toured the South and Midwestern United States​
1855 – 1856: Took a 13-month tour of Europe​
1856: Unsuccessful Know – Nothing Presidential Candidate​
1860: Supporter of Stephen A. Douglas for President​

Civil War Career:
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1861: Hosted Abraham Lincoln in Buffalo New York​
1861 – 1865: Supporter of Union Cause during the war​
1861: Organizer of Union Continentals Home Guard​
1861 – 1864: Major of Union Continentals Home Guard​
Helped cheer on Buffalo Volunteers at Train Station​
Participated in funerals of Buffalo’s fallen heroes​
Marched in Patriotic Parades in New York​
1864: Delivered a speech to be kind to the South after war​
1864: Criticized by Lincoln Administration and Newspapers​
1864: Supporter of George B. McClellan for President​
1865: Black ink thrown at his house after Lincoln Assassination​

Role after War:

Supporter of Andrew Johnson’s Presidential Reconstruction​
Helped Buffalo become prominent with Buffalo Fine Arts Academy​

Died: March 8, 1874

Time of Death: 11:10 PM

Place of Death: Buffalo, New York

Cause of Death: Stroke

Age at time of Death: 74 years old

Burial Place: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York

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Not one of our most well regarded presidents. He was also in that sub-category of presidents who were never elected to the position.
 

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Not one of our most well regarded presidents. He was also in that sub-category of presidents who were never elected to the position.
One good thing that he did ; he rescinded an order to remove the Indians of the upper Great Lakes from their native land .
 
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As @Pat Young has pointed out, Fillmore while President became the first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo (now State University of New York at Buffalo). He was the only sitting president to hold such a post.
 

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As @Pat Young has pointed out, Fillmore while President became the first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo (now State University of New York at Buffalo). He was the only sitting president to hold such a post.
Fillmore is still remembered there, although with the caveat that he was not very good as president and that he subsequently ran for president as a Know Nothing. Carole Emberton, a Civil War historian, addressed his failures at the birthday commemoration held in Buffalo a few years ago.
 
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What little popularity Fillmore had was lost when He likened Lincoln's administration to a "military dictatorship". He was a McClellan supporter and He did this in a speech given in February of 1864.
 

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What little popularity Fillmore had was lost when He likened Lincoln's administration to a "military dictatorship". He was a McClellan supporter and He did this in a speech given in February of 1864.
Its hard for me to think of Lincoln's administration any other way. On Fillmore, one of my farm tracts was initially land granted from the U.S. gov't to a Kentucky veteran of the Mexican War. The first page of the abstract of title is dated about 1850 and states that by order of President Fillmore (land description) was granted to Sgt. so and so for his service in the Mexican War with the 2nd or 3rd regiment of Kentucky volunteers.
 
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