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In office: July 9, 1850 – March
Born: January 7, 1800, Summerhill, New York
Fillmore was the thirteenth President of
the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of
the Whig Party to hold that office. He was the second Vice President to
assume the Presidency upon the death of a sitting President, succeeding
Zachary Taylor who died of what is thought to be acute gastroenteritis
or hyperthermia (heat stroke).
Fillmore was never elected President; after
serving out Taylor's term, he failed to gain the nomination for the
Presidency of the Whigs in the 1852 presidential election, and, four
years later, in the 1856 presidential election, he again failed to win
election as the Know Nothing Party and Whig candidate.
Died: March 8, 1874 (age 74), Buffalo, New York
He died at 11:10 p.m., of the after-effects of a
Where is Millard Fillmore buried?
- Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
- Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles,