Intresting Facts About Millard Fillmore  

Millard Fillmore was the thirteenth president of the United States taking over the office when the incumbent president, Zachary Taylor, died due to stomach ailment, which is thought to be gastroenteritis.

Here are some interesting facts about Millard Fillmore:

  • Millard Fillmore was never elected to the highest office. He was the vice president when Zachary Taylor, the incumbent president, died. This led to him taking over the office and finishing the rest of the term.
  • He was the last member from the Whig Party to hold the office of the president.
  • Millard Fillmore was from New York but he was never the governor of the state. He ran for the post in 1844, but lost the elections.
  • In 1856, Fillmore ran for president but lost to James Buchanan.
  • Fillmore was married twice. His first wife, Abigail, died of pneumonia in March 1853.
  • He was a Unitarian and was one of the founding members of the Buffalo Unitarian Church when it was established in 1831.
  • Although Fillmore became the vice president on a Whig ticket, he started out his political career with the Anti-Mason Party.
  • While Fillmore was the president, only California joined the Union.
  • It was during Fillmore's presidency that the Compromise of 1850 was passed.
  • When Fillmore visited Europe, he was granted an audience to meet with Pope Pius IX, who was the Pope from 1846 to 1878.
  • When Millard Fillmore ran for president in 1856, he won electoral votes only in Maryland. He won only 8 electoral votes in the state.
  • Fillmore and his wife Abigail are credited for starting the first library at the White House.
  • Fillmore could not read Latin and when he was offered an honorary degree by Oxford University (the degree was written in Latin), he refused it because he felt a person who could not read the language should not accept the degree.
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Mistakes-That-Millard-Fillmore-Made-While-He-Was-President      Millard Fillmore was the thirteenth president of the United States. He took over after the death of Zachary Taylor, who died of a stomach ailment. Fillmore was the vice president at that time. He served out Taylor's term, but did not get his party's nomination for re-election. He was the last Whig to hold this position. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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