Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore was born on January 7, 1800, Locke Township, NY. He died on March 8, 1874, Buffalo, New York. He was an American politician, the thirteenth President of the United States (1850-1853) of the Whig party, the vice- President (1849-1850), an advocate of a compromise on the issue of slavery.

Millard Fillmore, the eldest son of a Presbyterian family, began early training as a “fuller”, an artisan profession that served the production of process able wool. After he bought himself out with some financial outlay from the apprenticeship Fillmore moved to Buffalo, New York and became a lawyer. In this role, he and his friend Nathan K. Hall, the firm Fillmore and Hall, this was to become one of the most successful law firms.

Millard Fillmore decided early on to a member of the conservative Whigs Party and reached as to an intermediate station, the Office of the Vice President for the period 1849 to 1850, and on the death of President Zachary Taylor and fellow party member then the presidency.


Millard Fillmore tenure was dominated most of the so-called Compromise of 1850, which was originally conceived as a means to separate the United States of America, as a result, but to the development of the State of California, led the basis of national decision-making process without the permission of slavery constituent states of the United was.

As a consequence of these events was the following civil war later be deferred for 11 years. The strict teetotaler and convinced ascetic Millard Fillmore died on 8th March 1874 in New York at the effects of a stroke.