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Millard Fillmore Fast Facts

Thirteenth President of the United States


Millard Fillmore, Thirteenth President of the United States

Millard Fillmore, Thirteenth President of the United States, Portrait by Mathew Brady

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-13013 DLC
Here is a quick list of fast facts for Millard Fillmore. For more in depth information, you can also read the Millard Fillmore Biography

Birth: January 7, 1800

Death: March 8, 1874

Term of Office: July 10, 1850 - March 3, 1853

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term - Finished out the term after Zachary Taylor died.

First Lady: Abigail Powers - She died of pneumonia on March 30, 1853. Fillmore later married Caroline Carmichael McIntosh in 1858.

Millard Fillmore Quote: "An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Established White House Library (1850-53)
  • Compromise of 1850 (1850)
  • Commodore Perry's Mission to Japan (1852-54)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • California (1850)

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Millard Fillmore Biography
Take a more in depth look at the thirteenth president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

Compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850 was a last attempt to try to solve the slavery and state issues. Fillmore supported the Compromise of 1850. The compromise was only able to hold the Civil War off until 1861.

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