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Martin Van Buren Fast Facts

Eighth President of the United States


Portrait of Martin Van Buren
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Here is a quick list of fast facts for Martin Van Buren.
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Birth: December 5, 1782

Death: July 24, 1862

Term of Office: March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

First Lady: Widower. His wife, Hannah Hoes, died in 1819.

Nickname: "Little Magician"; "Martin Van Ruin"

Martin Van Buren Quote: "As to the Presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it. "
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Panic of 1837 (1837)
  • Caroline Affair (1837)

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Martin Van Buren Biography
Take a more in depth look at the Eighth president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

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