Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fact of the Day: Whig Fillmore

Millard Fillmore was the last president to be a member of the Whig Party while President. The Whig Party later became the modern Republican Party, but Fillmore didn't join the GOP. He became part of the Know Nothing Party after his presidential term was over. 

18 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

He kinda looks like Alec Baldwin.

Emmylou said...

Know Nothing Party...that should be the name of all political parties:D

Unknown said...

I know this story, I've learned it at school!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

To me, the GOP and the Know-Nothing party sound like synonyms...

Adam said...

I can't unsee that now

DEZMOND said...

Whig could use a nice wig :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now THAT'S a comb-over!

Al Penwasser said...

Know-Nothing, Do Nothing.
Are you sure he wasn't a Republican?
By the way, you were a little inaccurate. The last Whig president was George W. Bush.
;-)

Al Penwasser said...

Ya know, I think Mary is on to something. He DOES look like Alec Baldwin!
What's in YOUR wallet?
Well, it's not a comb, that's for sure.

Mia Di Domenico said...

Wow interesting fact ! :)

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Pat Hatt said...

Know nothing about sums up all of them

stephen Hayes said...

I agree with Mary that he looks like Alec Baldwin.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Now all I see is Baldwin

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I think most politicians are a 'know nothing' bunch.

Unknown said...

Genial información!!
Saludos

Pilar Domínguez said...

Sorry, Adam...what does GOP mean? I didn´t understand this word. Kisses:)

Elisabeth said...

It's true, he looks similar to Alec! Haha! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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Christine said...

interesting!