Ten fun facts about Martin Van Buren


Fact 1
Martin Van Buren was born on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York.

Fact 2
In 1803, he was admitted to the bar and began his own practice shortly thereafter.

Fact 3
In 1812, Van Buren was elected to the first of his two terms in the New York State Senate and in 1815 he was appointed as New York’s attorney general.


Fact 4
From early in his career, he had been known as “Old Kinderhook” which was a reference to the New York City of his birth.

Fact 5
As a New York state politician, Buren was instrumental in forming the first true “political machine” in U.A history helping to develop a political system in New York that virtually controlled off of New York politics.

Fact 6
In 1828 he gave up his Senate seat when he was elected governor of New York. He was selected secretary of state by Andrew Jackson a few months later.

Fact 7
The “little Magician” was elected Vice President on the Jacksonian ticket in 1832 .

Fact 8
Van Buren served as the eighth president of the United Sates from 1837 to 1841.

Fact 9
He lost his re-election bid in 1840 because of the Panic of 1837.

Fact 10
Van Buren died on July 24, 1862 at the age of 79 in New York during Abraham Lincoln’s first term.


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Was the first U.S president born as a citizen of the United States for whom English was a second language.

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