BPC Personalities

The following are the 15 political personalities with connections to Buffalo/Western NY that the BPC focuses on in programming and exhibitions.

 

Millard Fillmore Jan. 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874

            13th U.S. President

 

Abigail Fillmore March 13, 1798 – March 30, 1853

            First Lady

             [Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore  Oct. 21, 1813 – Aug. 11, 1881: second wife of Millard Fillmore}

 

S. Grover Cleveland March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908

            22nd  & 24th U.S. President

 

Frances Folsom Cleveland July 21, 1864 – Oct. 29, 1947

            First Lady; only Buffalo native to occupy the White House

 

Wm McKinley Jan. 29, 1843 to Sept. 14, 1901

            25th US President; assassinated in Buffalo 1901

 

Theodore Roosevelt Oct. 27, 1858 – Jan. 6 1919

            26th US President; inaugurated in Buffalo 1901

 

Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865

            16th US President

 

Wm. E. Miller March 22, 1914 – June 24, 1983

            US Army prosecuting attorney/Nuremburg Trials; 7-term member of   Congress; 1964 Republican VP nominee

 

Jack F. Kemp July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009

            Buffalo Bills QB; 9-term member of Congress; HUD Secretary;1996 Rep VP nominee

 

Shirley A. Chisholm November 30, 1924 – Jan. 1, 2005

            7-term member of Congress; first AA woman presidential candidate (1972);  first A female presidential candidate 1972

 

Belva Ann Lockwood Oct. 24, 1830 – May 17, 1917

            Suffragist; first female attorney to practice before the US Supreme Court; first female presidential candidate on official ballots

 

Robert H. Jackson Feb. 13, 1892 – Oct. 9, 1954

            US Attorney General; Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court; Chief US Prosecutor/Nuremberg trials; 17th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

 

John G. Roberts

            17th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

 

William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan Jan 1, 1883 – Feb. 8, 1959

            Founder of Office of Strategic Services in WWII and considered “Father of US Intelligence.”

 

Barber Conable Nov. 2, 1922 – November 30, 2003

            NY State Senator; US Congressman; President World Bank Group

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