Millard Fillmore

Political Offices

What powerful position did Fillmore hold in Congress?

Fillmore served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1841 to 1843. The head of this committee has a great deal of power with respect to tax and tariff measures that are introduced in Congress. From this position, Fillmore helped lead the Tariff of 1842 to passage.

Vice President Millard Fillmore (right) shown with 1848 running mate President Zachary Taylor.


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