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8 - Martin Van Buren

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: December 5, 1782

Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York

Father: Abraham Van Buren (1737-1817)

Mother: Maria Hoes Van Alen (1747-1818)

Height at Prime: Just under 5 feet 6 inches

Physical Description: Small, sturdily built, fair complexion, deep set blue eyes, prominent forehead, Roman nose

Religion: Dutch Reformed Church

Wife: Hannah Hoes (March 8, 1783 – February 5, 1819)

Marriage Date: February 21, 1807

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s sister, Catskill, New York

Children:

-- Abraham Van Buren (November 27, 1807 – March 15, 1873)

-- John Van Buren (February 18, 1810 – October 13, 1866)

-- Martin Van Buren Jr. (December 20, 1812 – March 19, 1855)

-- Smith Thompson Van Buren (January 16, 1817 – December 10, 1876)

Death Date: July 24, 1862

Place of Death: Lindenwald estate, Kinderhook, New York

Cause of Death: Heart failure due to bronchial asthmatic suffocation

Final Words: “There is but one reliance.”

Burial Place: Kinderhook Reformed Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York

Professional Statistics:

New York State Senator (1812-1820)

U.S. Senator (1821-1828)

Governor of New York (January-March 1829)

Secretary of State (1829-1831)

Vice President (1833-1837)

8th President of the United States (1837-1841)

Political Party: Democrat

His Vice President: Richard Mentor Johnson (1837-1841)

Events During Presidency:

Panic of 1837

Caroline Affair (1837)

Aroostook War (1839)

The Texas Question

Second Seminole War


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