by John T. Marck
Term- July 9, 1850 to March 4, 1853
Birth: Locke, Cayuga County, New York, January 7, 1800.
Marriage: First Marriage: Moravia, New York, February 5, 1826 to Abigail Powers, who was born in Stillwater, New York, March 13, 1798. Abigail died in Washington, D.C., March 30, 1853, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
Second Marriage: Albany, New York, February 10, 1858, to Caroline Carmichael McIntosh, who was born in Morristown, New Jersey, October 21, 1813. Caroline died at Buffalo, New York, August 11, 1881 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
Children: (by first wife): Millard Powers (1828-1889); Mary Abigail (1832-1854).
Home: East Aurora, New York.
Education: Attended public schools; studied law in Cayuga County and Buffalo, New York.
Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer
Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of New York Legislature; Member of U.S. House of Representatives; Vice President.
Age at Inauguration: 50
Political Party: Whig, during Presidency; American from 1854.
Fillmore Administration: Vice President: None, Inauguration July 10, 1850, Hall of the
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Occupation after Presidency: Retired
Death: Buffalo, New York, March 8, 1874.
Cause of Death: Debility at age 74.
Place of Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
Fillmore was the second Vice President who succeeded to the Presidency because of the death of his predecessor, Zachary Taylor.
During Fillmore's Presidency, in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. The book sold 300,000 copies the first year.
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