Portrait of Abigail Powers Fillmore ~ the 13th First Lady of the United States, wife of President Millard Filmore (1850-1853). Abigail Fillmore had first met her husband when he was her student, and as a teacher she had been the 1st First Lady to have held a job after marriage. As First Lady she made certain that the White House had a music room and three pianos.
Name: Built as Millard Fillmore Smith House, now Congregation Arugath Habosem Address: 559 Bedford Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Rodney Street Neighborhood: Williamsburg Year Built: 1890 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Source: Brownstoner.
Millard Fillmore (1800 –1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853) and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of president. As Zachary Taylor's Vice President, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death. Fillmore opposed the proposal to keep slavery out of the territories annexed during the Mexican–American War in order to appease the South and so supported the Compromise of 1850, which he signed, including the Fugitive Slave Act.