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.
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.)