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Millard Fillmore
(1800 - 1874)

1800 Born 7 January
1815 Apprenticed to a fuller to learn the clothmaking trade
1819 Buys the remainder of time from his master and begins to study law
1820 Moves to Buffalo and teaches school and assists the post-master
1823 Admitted to the bar
1826 Marries Abigail Powers
1828 Elected to the New York legislature; son, Millard, born
1829 Counsellor of the supreme court of the state
1832 Daughter, Mary, born
1833 Elected as a Whig to the 23rd Congress
1837 Elected to the 25th, 26th and 27th Congresses (1837-1843)
1844 Unsuccessfully runs for governor of New York
1846 Helps found the University of Buffalo, he is the first Chancellor
1847 Elected state comptroller of New York until 1849
1848 Selected as Zachary Taylor's running mate
1850 President Taylor dies, Fillmore takes the oath and supports the Fugitave Slave Act
1852 Fillmore is an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the presidency by the Whig National Convention
1853 Wife, Abigail, dies
1856 Accepts the nomination for President of the Know Nothing (or National American) Party
1858 Marries Caroline Carmichael McIntosh
1861 Commands a corps of home guards during the Civil War
1874 Dies 8 March

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