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Martin Van Buren

8th President of the United States



8th Vice-President of the United States


"From a small community we have risen to a people powerful in numbers and strength; but with our increase has gone hand in hand the progress of just principles"

--Inaugural Address, 1837

Full Name: Martin Van Buren

Born: December 5, 1782

Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York

Father: Abraham Van Buren (1737-1817)

Mother: Maria Van Buren (1747-1817)

Wife: Hannah Van Buren (1783-1819)

Married: February 21, 1807

Religious Preference: Dutch Reformed

Previous Experience: Lawyer, New York Senate, New York Attorney General, U.S. Senate, Governor of New York, Secretary of State, Vice-President

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 54

Term of Office (President): March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841

Term of Office (Vice-President): March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837

Vice-President: Richard M. Johnson (1837-1841)

Died: July 24, 1862

Age at Death: 79

Place of Burial: Kinderhook, New York

President at Time of Death: Abraham Lincoln

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1836 Martin Van Buren 170 762,678
  William H. Harrison (W) 73 550,816
  Hugh L. White (W) 26 146,107
  Daniel Webster (W) 14 41,201
  Willie P. Mangum (AJ) 11 ----