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Rock group writes punk song about Millard Fillmore " Last of the Whigs"

Feb 17, 1997 —
John Rabe

If you're the type of person who enjoys the spotlight, then maybe you wouldn't mind being Lincoln or Washington or Jefferson, all of whom are being scrutinized this week. But if you're a shy person, it might be better to be Millard Fillmore. Safe to say you could walk down the street in any major city without being recognized. Millard Fillmore was President of the United States from 1850 to 1853, serving the remainder of Zachary Taylor's term after Taylor died in office. As President, he served without distinction, and without stain. But Fillmore is not forgotten. If memory serves, the Brady Bunch went to a school named after Fillmore, and his qualities are remembered in a punk song. The group Showdown Showcase, from the Boston area, has a minute-long song called "Last of the Whigs."