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President Millard Fillmore
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Introduction - Millard Fillmore

The sudden death of President Zachary Taylor in July of 1850 resulted in his vice-president Millard Fillmore becoming the 13th President of the United States. Unlike most of the presidents before him, Fillmore had not been born into wealth and privilege. In fact he was born in a log cabin on the frontier in upstate New York. He had to struggle to get an education; eventually learning to become a lawyer and opened a very successful law practice. With the death of President Taylor he rose to the highest office in the United States. This is truly a remarkable success story; however his presidency would not be remarkable and he makes most historians worst U.S. Presidents list. Just why he is considered one of the worst U.S. Presidents can be found in the list of interesting facts below written for both adults and kids.

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