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Martin Van Buren
Eighth U.S. President

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March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1841

VICE PRESIDENT
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Richard M. Johnson

Hostess-Daughter In Law
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Angelica Van Buren

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  December 5, 1782
     Kinderhook, New York - First President Born a U.S. Citizen
All previous Presidents had been born in the American Colonies before they became the United States.

WIFE:   Hanna Hoes Van Buren (Died 1819)  Martin Van Buren never remarried and came to the White House a bachelor.  Dolley Madison Introduced Madison's son Abraham to her second-cousin Angelica Singleton, who when they had married, became the White House hostess under Martin Van Buren's presidency.

CHILDREN:  Four sons
PROFESSION:  Attorney
POLITICAL PARTY:  Democratic
HOME STATE:  New York
POLITICAL OFFICES:  Attorney General of New York, U.S. Senator, Governor (NY), Secretary of State, Vice President
NICKNAME:  "The Little Magician"
DIED:  July 24, 1862  (Age - 79)
     BURIED:  Kinderhook, New York
"One of the gentlest and most amiable men I have ever met with."  
                    Washington Irving

"A true man with no guile."  President Andrew Jackson

 

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William H. Harrison

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