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Millard Fillmore

Biography

Borne at Locke, New York. Married Abigail Powers February 5, 1826. Admitted to the bar in 1827 and practiced law in New York. Married Caroline Carmichael McIntosh February 10, 1858. Taught school in Buffalo, New York.

Elected to the New York state legislature representing the Anti-Masonic Party and served to 1831. Elected to the House of Representatives serving March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1835, and March 4, 1837, to July 19, 1843. Elected Vice President under Zachary Taylor serving 1849 to 1850. Taylor died July 9, 1950, and Fillmore succeeded to the 13th Presidency. He ran for reelection in 1852 but was defeated. Fillmore commanded a corps of home guards during the Civil War. He died in Buffalo, New York.

Fillmore appears on paper money:

$2 American Bank, Trenton, New Jersey

$50 Northern Bank of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

Fillmore appears on presidential mint medal (Julian PR-30,31) with obverse by Salathial Ellis and reverse by Joseph Willson. Modern copies (USM 113) were sold by the mint.

The Millard Fillmore presidential coin was launched on February 18, 2010, at a ceremony in Moravia, New York. The obverse was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart.

bio: ApCAB; BDC; BDEB; DAB; EAB; Failor; Loubat; NCAB 6; TCBDA; WAB; WWWA-H

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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