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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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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin
via William Sabin

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert Millard

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed
via Stephen Hopkins

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 7 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via William Hyde

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Adrienne Marden

Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed
via John Perkins

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Oliver Purchase

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Austin

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Stephen Austin

Father of Texas

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Austin

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Austin

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Alfred Worden

Apollo 15 Astronaut

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Austin

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin
via Richard Austin

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Nehemiah Royce

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Oliver Purchase

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed
via William Tilton

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed
via James Morgan

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Perkins

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 7 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 6 times removed
via William Hyde

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Squire

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John Torrey

Co-founder, NY Academy of Science

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Squire

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Nehemiah Royce

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin
via Richard Butler

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin
via Nicholas Olmstead

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