Millard Fillmore was a New York lawyer who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As Zachary Taylor’s vice president, he assumed the presidency after Taylor’s death. Fillmore was the last Whig president. He was an anti-slavery moderate who supported the compromise of 1850. Fillmore was passed over by his own party when seeking reelection in 1852. When the Whig Party disbanded a few years later, he joined the American Party, which was the political wing of the anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant, “Know-Nothing” movement. In 1856, he ran for president on the American Party ticket but finished last.
This U.S. Vice President Millard Fillmore History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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