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Millard Fillmore: A Resource Guide

Millard Fillmore served as the thirteenth president of the United States (1850-53), assuming the presidency upon the death of Zachary Taylor. This guide provides access to digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Millard Fillmore, including the Millard Fillmore Papers held in the Library's Manuscript Division. Born in Locke (now Summerhill), Cayuga County, New York on January 7, 1800, Fillmore served in the New York State Assembly (1829-31) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1833-35 and 1837-43). In 1848, Fillmore was elected Vice President of the United States on the Whig ticket with Zachary Taylor. Upon the death of Zachary Taylor, Fillmore was sworn in as the thirteenth president of the United States (1850-53) on July 10, 1850. In 1852, Fillmore failed to win the Whig Party presidential nomination. He went on to lose the 1856 presidential election as the American Party candidate.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Millard Fillmore such as manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, newspaper articles, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Fillmore and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.