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Millard Fillmore

President of the U.S.A
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Summerhill
Country: United States
BirthDay: 7 January 1800
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: March 8, 1874
Education: New Hope Academy
BIOGRAPHY

Millard Fillmore was bornon 7 January 1800 in Summerhill, American, is President of the U.S.A. Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States who served from 1850 to 1853. He was the last Whig president and also the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. At the beginning of his career Fillmore was associated with the democratic and libertarian Anti-Masonic Movement and Anti-Masonic Party. He was a protégé of the leading anti-Mason, Thurlow Weed, and when Weed left the anti-Masons, Fillmore too followed suit. Soon Weed became a prominent Whig organizer, and Fillmore again followed his mentor and joined the Whigs. A lawyer by profession, Fillmore served in the state legislature as a U.S. Representative. He went on to become the first New York State Comptroller elected by general ballot. He enjoyed great success as a politician, and was nominated by the Whig Party to run as vice president with presidential candidate Zachary Taylor in 1848. Taylor won the presidential election and Fillmore became the vice president. President Taylor died suddenly in 1850, plunging the nation into political chaos. Fillmore took over the reins as the president and attempted to restore political stability. He however proved to be an unpopular president and was not re-nominated for presidency by the Whig Party in 1852

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1874

He died on March 8, 1874, after complications following a stroke

1856

He ran for a second non-consecutive term as a president in 1856 but lost the election following which he retired from politics

1853

Abigail died in 1853 and in 1858 Fillmore married Caroline McIntosh, a wealthy widow

1852

As the end of his term approached, he announced his intention to run for the presidential election in 1852

1850

He supported the Compromise of 1850 and was in favor of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 which stated that federal government would aid in the capture and return of runaway slaves to their former owners

1849

Millard Fillmore assumed office as the vice president on March 4, 1849

1848

The Whig Party nominated Fillmore—now a rising Whig politician—to run as vice president with presidential candidate Zachary Taylor in 1848

1847

He was elected to the prestigious position of New York comptroller, or chief financial officer in 1847

1846

He helped to establish the University at Buffalo in 1846 and served as its first chancellor

1844

After leaving the Congress he ran as the Whig Party candidate for Governor of New York in the 1844 election but was unsuccessful

1837

He was re-elected twice and served from 1837 to 1843 and declined further re-nomination

1836

The company grew to include another partner, Haven in 1836

1832

House of Representatives in 1832 and served in the Congress from 1833 to 1835

1829

He was elected to the New York State Assembly where he served three one-year terms, from 1829 to 1831

1828

Fillmore forayed into politics in 1828 as a member of the democratic and libertarian Anti-Masonic Movement and Anti-Masonic Party

1826

The couple dated for some years before tying the knot in 1826

1823

He was admitted to the bar in 1823 and began practicing law in New York

1819

He was finally able to attend New Hope Academy for six months in 1819

1800

Millard Fillmore was born on January 7, 1800, in Summerhill, New York, to Nathaniel Fillmore and Phoebe Millard

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