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Martin Van Buren Facts and Trivia

Birthday: December 5, 1782
Birthplace: Kinderhook, NY
College or University: no college
Religion: Dutch Reformed
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: n/a
Married: Hannah Hoes Van Buren
Children: Abraham, John, Martin, Winfield Scott (born and died in 1814), Smith Thompson
President number: 8th
Political Party: Democrat
Runner Up: William H. Harrison
Vice President: Richard M. Johnson
Age at Inauguration: 54
Served: 1837 - 1841
Number of terms: 1
Other Offices or Commissions: N.Y. Senator, U.S. Senator, Governor of N.Y., Secretary of State, Vice-President
Died: July 24, 1862
Age at Death: 79
Place of Burial: Kinderhook, NY

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Van Buren was the first president to be born an American citizen.

- Martin Van Buren was educated in a one room school house.

- Van Buren became Andrew Jackson's secretary of state during his first term and vice president in his second.

- A nickname given to Van Buren during the Panic of 1837 was "Van Ruin." Under Van Buren, banks and businesses began to fail all over the country in the Panic of 1837.

 

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