Millard Fillmore

Early Career

Which two future politicians did Fillmore practice law with in the 1830s?

Fillmore practiced law in Buffalo with Nathan K. Hall, creating a law firm called Fillmore and Hall in 1834. Hall served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for two years in the late 1840s. Fillmore would later name Hall as postmaster general of the United States. Hall left that position in 1852, after Fillmore nominated him to serve as a federal district court judge in New York. He held that position for twenty-four years until his death in 1874.

In 1836, Fillmore and Hall added attorney Solomon G. Haven to the firm, which became known as Fillmore, Hall, and Haven. Solomon G. Haven also became a prominent politician, becoming the mayor of Buffalo in 1846, and later serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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