Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

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Birth 1800-01-07
Death 1874-03-08

Biographical notes:

Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y. and later became a resident of East Aurora and Buffalo. He was a lawyer, local office holder, State Assemblyman, U.S. Congressman, N.Y. State Comptroller, Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and 13th U.S. President, 1850-1853. He was also involved in establishing numerous Buffalo institutions. He was a founder and first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, Commander of the Union Continentals (Home Guard) during Civil War, and first president of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1862-1867. Millard Fillmore entered politics in his native New York, serving in the New York Legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, and as State Comptroller. In 1849 he became Vice President under Zachary Taylor, and at Taylor's death in 1850 became President for the remainder of the term. Fillmore had relatives in LaGrange County, Ind.

Epithet: US President

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x000120

President of the United States.

From the description of Millard Fillmore, 1800-1874 papers, 1817-1889, 1840-1876 (bulk). (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155568806

President of the United States.

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From the description of Millard Fillmore, 1800-1874 papers, 1809-1919. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155443774


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