Annual Fillmore commemoration rescheduled

Release Date: January 6, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Due to the severe weather forecast for Jan. 7, the annual commemoration of the birthday of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 9 at Fillmore’s gravesite in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn cemetery.

William J. Regan, director of special events at UB and organizer of the annual event, says this is the first time he is aware that the date has been changed due to inclement weather.

Claude Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the UB Department of Political Science, will deliver the memorial address at the observance, which honors Fillmore, who played a major role in the founding of numerous cultural, civic and community organizations in Erie County.

Hosted by UB, Forest Lawn and the Buffalo Club, the event is free and open to the public.

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