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Early Career of Millard Fillmore

November 30, 1847
Source: The Library of Congress

Millard Fillmore began his political career in the New York State Assembly and then the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1847, he was elected New York state comptroller, or chief financial officer. When the Whig Party was considering a running mate for Southern Zachary Taylor in 1848, it wanted to balance the ticket by putting a Northerner in the vice presidential slot and chose Fillmore.

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