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
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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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