Martin Van Buren


8th President of the United States (March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841)
Nicknames: "The Little Magician"; "The Red Fox of Kinderhook"
Vice President: Richard M. Johnson

Born: December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York
Died: July 24, 1862, in Kinderhook, New York

Father: Abraham Van Buren
Mother: Maria Hoes Van Buren
Married: Hannah Hoes (1783-1819), on February 21, 1807
Children: Abraham Van Buren (1807-1873); John Van Buren (1810-1866); Martin Van Buren (1812-1855); Smith Thompson Van Buren (1817-1876)

Religion: Dutch Reformed
Education: Graduated from Kinderhook Academy (1796)
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic



Martin Van Buren was the first Chief Executive born under the United States flag.


See Also:

White House History -- Martin Van Buren


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