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Picture of Millard Fillmore
[Library of Congress]


13th President (1850-1853), 12th Vice President (1849-1850)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: no formal education

Occupation: teacher, lawyer

Political Affiliation: Whig

Religious Affiliation: Unitarian

Summary of Religious Views:

Fillmore had no formal religious ties, and indeed had shown relatively little interest in religion, until he joined the Unitarian church in about 1831.

Views on Religion & Politics:

Fillmore strongly supported the separation of church and state. In the early 1830s, he labored to overturn the New York test law that required all witnesses in New York courts to swear an oath affirming their belief in God and the hereafter. Among other actions, Fillmore wrote a series of public letters opposing the the test law.


"In my opinion, Church and State should be separate, not only in form, but fact -- religion and politics should not be mingled." -- from a series of campaign speeches, Summer of 1856

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by Millard Fillmore

ed. by Frank H. Severance, The Millard Fillmore Papers, 2 vols., Buffalo Historical Soc., 1907; Vol. I Vol. II


W. L. Barre, Life and Public Services of Millard Fillmore, 1856; reprint, The Life and Public Services of Millard Fillmore
John E. Crawford, Millard Fillmore: A Bibliography (Bibliographies of the Presidents of the United States), Meckler Pub., 1988
J. J. Farrell, Zachary Taylor 1784-1850: Millard Fillmore 1800-1874 : Chronology Documents Bibliographical AIDS, Oceana Pub. 1971
Benson Lee Grayson, The Unknown President: The Administration of President Millard Fillmore, Univ. Press of America, 1981
Robert J. Rayback, Millard J. Fillmore: Biography of President, Buffalo Historical Soc., 1959
Robert J. Scarry, Millard Fillmore, McFarland, 2001
Elbert B. Smith, The Presidencies of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (American Presidency Series), Univ. Press of Kansas, 1988



Works by Millard Fillmore

Document Library (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Millard Fillmore: Historic Speeches (Presidential Rhetoric)
Millard Fillmore: Selected Works (Humanities Web)

Biographical Sites

Millard Fillmore [alternate site] (POTUS)
Millard Fillmore (White House)
FILLMORE, Millard, 1800-1874 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Millard Fillmore (USA Presidents)
Millard Fillmore (American President)
Millard Fillmore (1849-1850) (Vice Presidents of the United States -- U.S. Senate)
Life Portrait of Millard Fillmore (C-SPAN)
Millard Fillmore (Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography)
Millard Fillmore (Medical History of the Presidents of the United States)
Millard Fillmore's Bathtub
The Millard and Abigail Fillmore House

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