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Millard Fillmore

13th President of the United States
(July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853)

Nickname: "The American Louis Philippe"

Born: January 7, 1800, in Locke Township (now Summerhill), New York
Died: March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York

Father: Nathaniel Fillmore
Mother: Phoebe Millard Fillmore
Stepmother: Eunice Love
Married: Abigail Powers (1798-1853), on February 5, 1826; Caroline Carmichael McIntosh (1813-1881), on February 10, 1858
Children: Millard Powers Fillmore (1828-89); Mary Abigail Fillmore (1832-54)

Religion: Unitarian
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Whig
Other Government Positions:

  • Member of New York State Assembly, 1828-31

  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-35

  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1837-45

  • Comptroller of New York, 1847

  • Vice President, 1849-1850 (under tiny U.S. flag Taylor)

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year

Presidential Election Results:



Popular Votes

Electoral Votes


tiny U.S. flag James Buchanan




John C. Fremont




Millard Fillmore



Vice President: None


Secretary of State

John M. Clayton (1850)

Daniel Webster (1850-52)

Edward Everett (1852-53)

Secretary of the Treasury

William M. Meredith (1850)

Thomas Corwin (1850-53)

Secretary of War

George W. Crawford (1850)

Charles M. Conrad (1850-53)

Attorney General

Reverdy Johnson (1850)

John J. Crittenden (1850-53)

Postmaster General

Jacob Collamer (1850)

Nathan K. Hall (1850-52)

Samuel D. Hubbard (1852-53)

Secretary of the Navy

William B. Preston (1850)

William A. Graham (1850-52)

John P. Kennedy (1852-53)

Secretary of the Interior

Thomas Ewing (1850)

Thomas M. T. McKennan (1850)

Alexander H. H. Stuart (1850-53)

Notable Events:

  • 1850

    • Congress passed the Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive Slave Act in September.

Internet Biographies:

Millard Fillmore -- from The Presidents of the United States of America

Compiled by the White House.

Millard Fillmore -- from Table of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States - MSN Encarta

Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Glyndon G. Van Deusen of the University of Rochester, along with suggestions for further reading.

Millard Fillmore -- from The American President

From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Millard Fillmore's Obituary -- from Dead Presidents

The text from page 1 of The New York Times, March 9, 1874. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.

Historical Documents:

Other Internet Resources:

Points of Interest:

  • After Fillmore's term, he became the chancellor of the University of Buffalo.

  • Fillmore was the first president to have a stepmother.

  • The White House's first library, bathtub and kitchen stove were installed by the Fillmores.

  • Fillmore refused an honorary degree from Oxford University because he felt he had "neither literary nor scientific attainment."




Millard Fillmore

13th President of the United States
(July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853)


Abigail Fillmore