m. Abt 1796
m. 5 Feb 1826
Facts and Events
Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853) and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of president. As Zachary Taylor's Vice President, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death.
Fillmore opposed the proposal to keep slavery out of the territories annexed during the Mexican–American War in order to appease the South and so supported the Compromise of 1850, which he signed, including the Fugitive Slave Act ("Bloodhound Law") which was part of the compromise. On the foreign policy front, he furthered the rising trade with Japan and clashed with the French over Napoleon III's attempt to annex Hawaii and with the French and the British over the attempt of Narciso López to invade Cuba. After his presidency, he joined the Know-Nothing movement; throughout the Civil War, he opposed President Abraham Lincoln and during Reconstruction supported President Andrew Johnson. He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States.
Fillmore co-founded the University at Buffalo and helped found the Buffalo Historical Society, and Buffalo General Hospital. Married Abigail Powers on February 26, 1826 and had two children, Millard Powers Fillmore and Mary Abigail Fillmore. Married second Caroline McIntosh late in life.
Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency upon the death of Zachary Taylor in 1850. He failed to get the Whigs nomination for presidency in 1852, and in 1856, he ran with the third party Know Nothing Party with Andrew Jackson Donelson, nephew of President Andrew Jackson.