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President Millard Fillmore Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Trivia questions with answers about President Millard Fillmore.


Millard Fillmore Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Who was the 13th President of the United States?
A: Millard Fillmore.

Where was Millard Fillmore born?
A: In a log cabin in Moravia, Cayuga County, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

On what date was Millard Fillmore born?
A: January 7, 1800.

Millard was the second of how many children?
A: Nine.

Of what ancestry was Millard Fillmore?
A: Fillmore's ancestors were Scottish and English.

Fillmore was raised a Presbyterian but he became a what in later life?
A: Unitarian.

Who did Millard’s father apprentice him to?
A: A cloth maker, Benjamin Hungerford in Sparta, New York.


At what age was Millard when his father apprenticed him to Benjamin Hungerford?
A: He was fourteen years old.

Fillmore struggled to obtain an education while he was living where?
A: On the frontier.

He attended New Hope Academy for six months in 1819 where met and fell in love with who?
A: His future wife Abigail Powers.

In 1819, Millard began to clerk and study law under whom?
A:  Judge Walter Wood of Montville.

In 1825, he built a house in East Aurora, New York for whom?
A:  Himself and Abigail.

How many children did Millard and Abigail have?
A: They had two children.

What were Millard Fillmore’s children’s names?
A: Millard Powers Fillmore and Mary Abigail Fillmore.


Fillmore was a member of what in the 1820s and 1830s?
A: The New York Militia.

In 1846, he helped found what?
A: The private University of Buffalo, which today is the public University at Buffalo.

In 1828, Millard was elected to the what?
A:  New York State Assembly.

In Millard’s final term he chaired a special legislative committee to enact a new what?
A:  Bankruptcy law that eliminated debtors' prison.

Fillmore was a follower and associate of whom, a leading Anti-Mason?
A: Thurlow Weed.

In Congress, Millard he opposed admitting Texas as a what?
A: Slave territory.

Millard Fillmore served as chair of the “what” from 1841 to 1843.
A: House Ways and Means Committee.


Millard was the unsuccessful Whig Party candidate for what office in the election of 1844?
A: Governor of New York.

Who was Millard’s Vice President from 1850 to 1853?
A: None.

Who was Fillmore’s Secretary of State?
A: Daniel Webster.

President Taylor died suddenly on July 9, 1850, and Fillmore became what?
A:  President.

When Fillmore took office, what did the entire cabinet do?
A: They offered their resignations.

When Taylor’s cabinet offered their resignations what did Fillmore do?
A: He accepted them all.

What is considered Fillmore's greatest difficulty?
A: The Fugitive Slave Law.


Southerners complained bitterly about any slackness in The Fugitive Slave Law, but enforcement was “what” to northerners?
A: Highly offensive.

Who did Fillmore appoint as the first governor of the Utah Territory in 1850?
A: Brigham Young.

Who did Millard appoint Benjamin Robbins Curtis to the Supreme Court of the United States?
A:  Benjamin Robbins Curtis.