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Who was Millard Fillmore?
Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1850 and ended in 1853. He was 50 years old when he first began his term of office on July 9, 1850.

Millard Fillmore's Nickname Meanings
He was named after the family name of his mother
'Pheobe Millard Fillmore'. He had a variety of nicknames including the American Louis Philippe, the Accidental President and the Wool Carder President. The 'Accidental President' was because he became president due to the sudden death of Zachary Taylor. Louis Philippe was King of the French from 1830 to 1848. Taylor gained the nickname 'The American Louis Philippe' because of his elegant clothes and taste. "Wool Carder" referred to an early job in a wool factory.

 
 

Description and Picture of Millard Fillmore
The picture of Millard Fillmore portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches in height and 174 pounds in weight. He had blue colored eyes and his thick, fair hair turned white with age. He was a handsome man who was aware of his image. He had a love of fine elegant clothes that led to his nickname of the "American Louis Philippe" given by his critics who likened his taste to the king of France.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Millard Fillmore like?
The personality of Millard Fillmore is described as a genial man who mixed well with people of varying backgrounds. He was a practical and logical man who had little use for 'flowery' words. He was not a visionary, as many of his predecessors had been, and appealed to many due to his approach that was based on common sense.

Facts about President Millard Fillmore and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Millard Fillmore famous for? Why was Millard Fillmore important? The history and life of President Millard Fillmore during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Millard Fillmore Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Millard Fillmore?  
  He was the 13th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1850 and ended in 1853 (July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853).
What was his political party?
  He was the leader of the Whig political party
What other political offices did Millard Fillmore hold before his presidency?
  New York State Assembly, 1828-31
  U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-35
  U.S. House of Representatives, 1837-45
  The Comptroller of New York, 1847
  Vice President, 1849-1850 (under Zachary Taylor)
Who was his Vice President?
  He had no Vice President
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
  The Compromise of 1850
  The 1850 Fugitive Slave Bill
  In 1850 gold was found along the Rogue River in Oregon
  Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published (1852)
  Commodore Perry's Mission to Japan (1852-54)
What was Millard Fillmore' nickname?
  His most famous nickname was "The American Louis Philippe"
Who was Millard Fillmore' s first  lady?
  The name of his First Lady was Abigail Fillmore
President Millard Fillmore Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Millard Fillmore can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Millard Fillmore Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Millard Fillmore born?  
  He was born on January 7, 1800, in Locke Township, New York, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
  The name of his father was Nathaniel Fillmore
What was the name of his mother?
  The name of his mother was Phoebe Millard Fillmore. His stepmother was Eunice Love
Where was Millard Fillmore educated and what was his religion?
  He was educated at home
  Religion: Unitarian
What did Millard Fillmore do before he became President of the United States?
  Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Millard Fillmore' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
  The name of his first wife was Abigail Powers (1798-1853). They married on February 5, 1826
  The name of his second wife was Caroline Carmichael McIntosh (1813-1881). They married on February 10, 1858
  The names of his children were Millard Powers Fillmore (1828-89); Mary Abigail Fillmore (1832-54)
When did Millard Fillmore die?
  He died on March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York
Millard Fillmore Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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