Millard Fillmore

A new app is helping people find the graves of President Millard Fillmore, former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, singer Rick James, and other prominent figures from Western New York’s past.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A new exhibition of rare artifacts showcasing the region's connection to the White House opens this weekend at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Heritage Moments: The Shunning of Millard Fillmore

Jul 5, 2016
Lithograph c. 1850 by Francis D’Avignon, after a daguerreotype by Matthew Brady. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

It seems hard to believe now, but Millard Fillmore, 13th president of the United States, was one of the most respected statesmen of his time, widely celebrated for his ability to find compromise. Yet that very quality would ultimately ruin his reputation -- both in the eyes of history and, long before that, in the eyes of his fellow Buffalonians.