Abigail Powers Fillmore (Women’s History Month)


Millard Fillmore’s life was shaped by the women he loved.  His first wife, Abigail Powers, probably was the chief spur for his drive which took him to the presidency.  In the White House, she stood for education and improvement of American culture — she founded the White House Library in 1851.  A remarkable woman you should know more about.

Abigail Fillmore, Library of Congress image

Abigail Fillmore, Library of Congress image

Short bio of Abigail Powers Fillmore, and her tragic death, at LynnSpirit.  Several other women are profiled — few you’ve heard of, most you should know.

(Oops – her birthday was yesterday, March 17.)

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2 Responses to Abigail Powers Fillmore (Women’s History Month)

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Between the two of us, with massive assists from other bloggers, we might keep up.

    I just stumbled into the date, and the piece on Abigail Fillmore. Dumb luck.

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  2. elektratig says:

    I missed another one! Glad you remembered.

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