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Millard Fillmore

  • Vice-President - William King
  • Political Party - Dem
  • First Lady - Jane Appleton
  • College - Bowdoin College
  • Occupation - Lawyer
  • Birthplace - Hillsboro, NH
  • Buried - Concord, NH
  • Millard Fillmore
    13th President
    Franklin Pierce
    Born: 1800 Died: 1874
    Served: 1850 - 1853

    Pop Quiz Facts

    * 1848: Elected vice president on the Whig ticket with Zachary Taylor.
    * 1850: Succeeds to the presidency upon the death of President Taylor on July 9.
    * 1852: Fails to secure the Whig nomination. Party nominee Winfield Scott loses election to Franklin Pierce, thus making Fillmore the last Whig president.
    * 1856: As the Know-Nothing Party candidate, loses presidential election to James Buchanan.

    Interesting Facts

    * Fillmore didn't meet his running mate Zachary Taylor until after they were elected.
    * When he moved into the White House it didn't even have a Bible. He and his wife installed the first library.
    * Fillmore installed the first bathtub and kitchen stove in the White House.
    * Illiterate in Latin, he refused an honorary degree from Oxford University, saying a person shouldn't accept a degree he cannot read.
    * The first cartoon depicting Uncle Sam as the symbol of the United States was published during Fillmore's presidency in 1852.



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