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Millard Fillmore

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Birthday
7, 1800
Birthplace
Summerhill, NY
Death Date
Mar 8, 1874 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1800
Birthplace
Summerhill, NY
Death Date
Mar 8, 1874 (74)

About

The 13th president of the United States, as well as the last Whig to be president, who entered office upon the death of his predecessor, Zachary Taylor.

Before Fame

He was a cloth-maker's apprentice and studied law. He also founded the University of Buffalo, which would become the largest state university in New York.

Trivia

He presided over the Compromise of 1850, which included the Fugitive Slave Act and also increased trade with Japan.

Family Life

He married Abigail Powers in February 1826, and the couple had two children together.

Associated With

He strongly opposed Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, but was a strong supporter of Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, and his Reconstruction policies.