The official portrait of Millard Fillmore
The official portrait of Millard Fillmore
 
 
Portrait of a younger Millard Fillmore
Portrait of a younger Millard Fillmore
 
 
Campaign poster for Zachary Taylor <br>and Millard Fillmore
Campaign poster for Zachary Taylor
and Millard Fillmore
 
 
President Fillmore seated
President Fillmore seated
 
 
Drawing of Millard Fillmore
Drawing of Millard Fillmore
 
 
Photo of Fillmore takes in 1849
Photo of Fillmore takes in 1849
 
#13 Fillmore, Millard
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Millard Fillmore
Born January 7, 1800 (Summerhill, New York)
Died March 8, 1874 (Buffalo, New York)
President Number 13
Dates in Office July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853
Vice-President none
Party Affiliation Whig
First Lady Abigail Fillmore
Occupation(s) law clerk, lawyer, politician
Major Accomplishment(s) started the University of Buffalo, New York and U.S. congressman, vice-president under Taylor

Millard Fillmore was born in a log cabin in New York. His family was very poor. He could not go to school. He didnít know many words and could barely read.

When Millard was 15, he decided to go to school. He was tutored by a schoolteacher, Abigail Powers. He finally learned how to read and write. Later on, Millard Fillmore married the schoolteacher, Abigail.

After learning how to read and write, Fillmore studied to be a lawyer. He then became a congressman for New York. Fillmore ran on the ticket with Zachary Taylor. Taylor and Fillmore won the election. Fillmore became the vice-president.

Millard Fillmore became president when Zachary Taylor died suddenly. While Fillmore was president, he and Abigail started the first library in the White House. It had over 4,000 books.

Millard and Abigail Fillmore worked hard to make the White House more modern. They put in a stove for cooking. Plumbers also put in the first White House bathtub with running water.

Resource information

American President Ė Miller Center (n.d.) Retrieved from http://millercenter.org/president/fillmore

Biography.com editors. (n.d.). Millard Fillmore. Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/ millard-fillmore-9295008

Millard Fillmore | whitehouse.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/millardfillmore

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