A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

I have been taking the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents as inspiration.  All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America.  Looking back, may prepare each of us to move forward.  We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.


Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States of America.  He held the office from July 9, 1850 until March 4, 1853.  He was, also, a lawyer and a statesman.  He founded the University at Buffalo, was its first chancellor, and helped found Buffalo Historical Society and Buffalo General Hospital.


Millard Fillmore was born in 1800 in Summerhill, New York.  He had eight siblings, most younger.  His childhood was tough and he was apprenticed to a cloth maker when he was fourteen years old.  He bought a share in a circulating library and enrolled in a new local academy.  He met his future bride in school.


Millard Fillmore became involved in local politics and became a lawyer.  In 1823, he was admitted to the bar.  He practiced law at times throughout his early political career.


Millard Fillmore married Abigail Powers in 1826.  They had two children, a boy and a girl.  His wife passed away in 1853.  He did marry again in 1858.  His second wife was Caroline Carmichael.


Millard Fillmore was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from 1837 until 1843.  In 1848, he became Comptroller of New York.  His next position was Vice President and following Zachary Taylor’s death, he became President.


Millard Fillmore’s nicknames were The Accidental, President the Wool, and Carder President.  Nicknames came from the way he became President and the fact that he was apprenticed to a wool carder when he was young.


Before the Presidency Millard Fillmore was in the New York Militia.  He became a Major.  After the Presidency he was in the New York Guard.  He became a Captain.  He was in the American Civil War.


Millard Fillmore died in 1874.  He died of the aftereffects of a stroke.  He has been remembered with statues, stamps, coins, and places named after him.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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