|Marriage||5 FEB 1826|
|Birth||7 JAN 1800|
|Org.||1841-1843||US House Committee on Ways and Means, Chairperson|
|Election||1848||USA Presidential Election|
|Org.||1848-1849||Comptroller, New York|
|Election||1856||USA Presidential Election|
|Death||8 MAR 1874|
Most of his adult life he was Unitarian; there is little direct testimony about his religious views, but some of the aspects of his political career reflect his attitudes.
Born in the Finger Lakes country in the western part of the State of New York on January 7, 1800, Fillmore as a youth endured the privations of a frontier life. He attended one-room schools, worked on his father’s farm and fell in love with the redheaded school teacher, Abigail Power, who later became his wife.
He was self-taught in law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. He became a protege and long time associate of one of the Whig political bosses, Thurlow Weed. Along the way he was in the State Legislature, and then for eight years in the U.S. House of... Read More