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Millard Fillmore

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Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President


Who was Millard Fillmore?

Rodney Dangerfield used to frequently say, "I get no respect!" The same can be said for President Millard Fillmore.

In polls, President Fillmore is often chosen as the "most forgettable" president. Most Americans have never even heard of him and when they have, it's usually in a joke or comedy skit. Even one of the more recent biographies published on Fillmore was actually a parody. As the unlucky 13th President, history has not been kind to Millard Fillmore.

However, Fillmore's presidency wasn't as dull as believed. He was thrown into the presidency upon the sudden death of President Zachary Taylor during a significant time during our nation's history.

There was the turmoil over the question of slavery in the new territories acquired after the war with Mexico. Possibly headed for Civil War, President Fillmore kept the country out of conflict with the Compromise of 1850. The compromise preserved the peace between the slave and non-slave states, but only for another decade.

Fillmore also presided over a country that was gaining new found wealth and respect. The California gold rush was reaching its apex during his tenure.

What Fillmore lacks in respect he more than makes up for with his ancestral connections to other famous people. The connections displayed here are only the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps you have a connection or two to President Fillmore. I know I have at least two.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Millard Fillmore

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

5th cousin 7 times removed
via William Sabin

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

2nd cousin 6 times removed
via John Fillmore Jr

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

5th cousin 1 time removed
via William Sabin

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

5th cousin 1 time removed
via William Sabin

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

5th cousin 1 time removed
via William Sabin

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Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward Hazen

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Wood

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Wood

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William Story

(c1613/4 - 1702/3)
John & Dorothy or Rose passenger 1637

4th great-grandfather

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Ellie Kemper

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Edmond Littlefield

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed
via John Perkins

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Reginald Foster

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Perkins

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Reginald Foster

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 2 times removed
via William Story

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William Dawes

Midnight Rider with Paul Revere

3rd cousin 2 times removed
via William Story

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

5th cousin 3 times removed
via William Story

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Rev. William Greenleaf Eliot

Founder, Washington Univ - St Louis

5th cousin 1 time removed
via William Story

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

5th cousin 3 times removed
via William Sabin

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Squire

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Robert White

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Nicholas Olmstead

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed
via James Morgan

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Wright

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Oliver Purchase

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