Millard Fillmore

Political Offices

What was Fillmore’s first political position?

Fillmore ran for the New York State Assembly as a member of the Anti-Masonic party. He won his seat and was reelected twice, serving a total of three one-year terms from 1829–31. Fillmore was helped immensely by his friendship with Thurlow Weed, a newspaper publisher influential in New York politics. Weed met Fillmore at an Anti-Masonic party meeting and backed him publicly.


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