Historian Bill Seale commented on Mrs. Fillmore: "Before 1850 there had been no permanent library in the White House...Mrs. Fillmore was honored by Congress with a special appropriation for the purchase of books. The act set aside two thousand dollars, specifying that the books be purchased under the president’s direction, but it was generally assumed that Mrs. Fillmore would be in charge."
Born - March 13, 1798 in Stillwater, New York
Parents - Reverend Lemuel Powers & Abigail Newland Powers
Married - February 5, 1826 to Millard Fillmore
- Millard Powers (1828 – 1889),
Mary Abigail (1832 – 1854)
Occupation – school teacher
Firsts - 1st First Lady to have a job as a school teacher. Established the 1st library in the White House.
Died - March 30, 1853 in Washington, D.C.
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