Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Great Millard Fillmore


The "Peace Whig" whom Her Most Britannic Majesty Queen Victoria pronounced "the handsomest man she had ever seen" and "the most courtly American it had ever been her pleasure to meet" (something must be in our waters) is sadly under attack in his hometown — Buffalo NAACP Urges Elected Officials Not to Support Millard Fillmore Legacy.

10 Things You Should Know About Millard Fillmore is a good place to start learning about a man who "rose up out of extreme poverty," "got his political start as an Anti-Mason... opposed to Democratic President Andrew Jackson," "attempted to reduce tensions between the North and South" (which is why the colored people's association opposes him), "personally fought a fire at the Library of Congress," and, most nobly, "disagreed with Abraham Lincoln’s policies."

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