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
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.