08 Martin Van Buren

08 Martin Van Buren

08 Martin Van Buren

08 Martin Van Buren
08 Martin Van Buren

 
  • Term: 8th President of the United States (1837-1841)
  • Vice President: Richard M. Johnson (1837 - 1841)
  • Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York
  • Nickname: "The Little Magician," "The Red Fox of Kinderhook"
  • Education: Kinderhook Academy (graduated 1796)
  • Religion: Dutch Reformed
  • Marriage: February 21, 1807, to Hannah Hoes (1783-1819)
  • Children: Abraham (1807-1873), John (1810-1866), Martin (1812-1855), Winfield Scott (1813), Smith Thompson (1817-1876)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: Inquiry into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States (1867); The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren (1920), ed. by John C. Fitzpatrick
  • Died: July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York
  • Buried: Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van Buren Trivia:
Graduated Kinderhook Academy (1796) Secretary of State under Jackson. Vice President under Jackson. First president born in the United States of America. He and his wife spoke Dutch at home. He took his four years salary, $100,000, in a lump sum at the end of his term. After serving one term as president, he made three unsuccessful bids for reelection.


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