Monday, April 14, 2008

Looking for Millard Fillmore


Of all the American Presidents covered on this blog, Millard Fillmore has gotten the least coverage. There is a good reason for this. There just is not a lot on the Web dealing with him. He truly seems to deserve the title as the most forgotten President.

The Open Directory Project has only six listings for President Fillmore. This is by the far the least of all the Presidents in that directory.

Here are the six listings if you want to go out and try to find something:

American President: Millard Fillmore - Fact file and comprehensive biographical sketch based on PBS series.

Encyclopedia Americana: Millard Fillmore - A detailed biography written for students. Includes fact file.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: Millard Fillmore - Includes biography, quick facts, and suggested books for further study.

Millard Fillmore - Provides a biography of American president Millard Fillmore.

Millard Fillmore - Short biography from the official White House site.

Millard Fillmore's Obituary - From page 1 of The New York Times, March 9, 1874.

Fillmore is not entirely forgotten. There is a Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Moravia, New York. I wonder if their school mascot is the Know Nothings?

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