Legacy

Spat over Most Mediocre President

Generally regarded as one of America's most mediocre presidents, Millard Fillmore is suddenly in the spotlight. Legend had it that Fillmore's greatest achievement was installing a bathtub in the White House. Now, America's thirteenth president will star on his own presidential dollar coin and two cities in upstate New York are battling it over Fillmore's legacy. The coin ceremony will take place in Moravia on Thursday, but Fillmore was buried in Buffalo and led that city's university, leaving many a little peeved. "His legacy is here in Buffalo, not in—what is it?—Moravia," a University of Buffalo official told The Wall Street Journal. "As a small town, we just have a few moments of history that are ours—and Fillmore is one of them," said a Moravia partisan.