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Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States












TermEdit

8th President of the United States
Democratic
March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841  (54-58)
Preceded by Andrew Jackson
Succeeded by William Henry Harrison


8th Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837  (50-54)
Preceded by John C. Calhoun
Succeeded by Richard M. Johnson


12th Secretary of State of the United States
March 28, 1829 - May 23, 1831  (46-48)
Preceded by James Alexander Hamilton
Succeeded by Edward Livingston


11th Governor of New York 
January 1, 1829 - March 12, 1829  (46)
Preceded by Nathaniel Pitcher
Succeeded by Enos T. Throop



DataEdit

Full Name Martin Van Buren
Born December 5, 1782
Birthplace Kinderhook, New York
Died July 24, 1862  (79 years)
Deathplace Kinderhook, New York



ParentsEdit

Abraham Van Buren
Born February 17, 1737
Father: Martin Pieterse Van Buren  (1701-41) (40 years)
Mother: Dirkje Abrahamse Van Alstyne  (1710-85) (75 years)
Marriage: 1776-1817  (41 years, died)
Died April 8, 1817  (80 years)


Maria Hoes Van Alen
Born February 16, 1747
Father: Johannes Dircksen Hoes  (1700-89) (89 years)
Mother: Jannetje Laurense Van Schaick  (1705-57) (52 years)
Children: 5
Died February 16, 1818  (71 years)



SiblingsEdit

Maternal Half-Siblings

1. Maria Van Alen  (1768-1829) (61 years)

(married 1787  John Laurense Hoes  (1766-1838) (72 years))

2. John Van Alen  (1770-1805) (35 years)
3. James Isaac Van Alen  (1772-1822) (50 years)


Full Siblings

4. Derike Van Buren  (1777-1865) (88 years)

(married 1806  Barent Hoes  (1777-1853) (76 years))

5. Hannah Van Buren  (1780-1838) (58 years)

6. Lawrence Van Buren  (1786-1868) (82 years)

(married 1820  Harriet Vosburgh  (1796-1849) (53 years))

7. Abraham Van Buren  (1788-1836) (48 years)

(married 1816  Catherine Hogeboom  (1794-1853) (59 years))



MarriagesEdit

1. Hannah Hoes
Born March 8, 1783
Father: Johannes Dircksen Hoes  (1753-89) (36 years)
Mother: Maria Quakenbush  (1754-1852) (98 years)
Marriage: February 21, 1807 - February 5, 1819  (11 years, widowed)
Died February 5, 1819  (35 years)



ChildrenEdit

1. Abraham Van Buren
Born November 27, 1807
Wife: Sarah Angelica Singleton  (1818-77) (59 years)
Married: November 27, 1838 - March 15, 1873  (34 years, died)
Children: Rebecca, Singleton, Martin, Travis
Died March 15, 1873  (65 years)


2. John Van Buren
Born February 18, 1810
Wife: Elizabeth Vanderpoel  (1810-44) (34 years)
Married: June 22, 1841 - November 19, 1844  (3 years, widowed)
Children: Anna
Died October 13, 1866  (56 years)


3. Martin Van Buren Jr.
Born December 12, 1812
Died March 19, 1855  (42 years)


4. Winfield Scott Van Buren
Born 1814
Died 1814  (1 day)


5. Smith Thompson Van Buren
Born January 16, 1817
First Wife: Ellen King James  (1813-49) (36 years)
Married: June 18, 1842 - October 3, 1849  (7 years, widowed)
Children: Ellen, Hannah, Edward, Katherine
Second Wife: Henrietta Eckford Irving  (1832-1921) (89 years)
Married: February 1, 1855 - December 10, 1876  (21 years, died)
Children: Martin, Eliza, Marion
Died December 10, 1876  (59 years)



OccupationEdit

United States Minister to the United Kingdom  (1831-32)

U.S. Senator from New York  (1821-28)

Attorney General of New York  (1815-19)

Member of the New York State Senate  (1813-20)

Surrogate of Columbia County, New York  (1808-13)

Lawyer




Presidential Election of 1836Edit

General Election
Nominee State Political Party Popular Votes Electoral Votes

Martin Van Buren

Richard M. Johnson

NY

KY

Democratic 764, 176 (50.8%) 170

William Henry Harrison

Francis Granger

OH

NY

Whig 550, 816 (36.6%) 73

Hugh Lawson White

John Tyler

TN

VA

Whig 146, 107 (9.7%) 26

Daniel Webster

Francis Granger

MA

NY

Whig 41, 201 (2.7%) 14

Willie Person Mangum

John Tyler

NC

VA

Whig 0 11



Vice PresidentEdit

Richard M. Johnson  (1780-1850) KY 1837-41



CabinetEdit

Secretary of State
John Forsyth  (1780-1841) GA 1837-41


Secretary of the Treasury
Levi Woodbury  (1789-1851) NH 1837-41


Secretary of War
Joel Roberts Poinsett  (1779-1851) SC 1837-41


Attorney General
Benjamin Franklin Butler  (1795-1858) NY 1837-38
Felix Grundy  (1777-1840) TN 1838-40
Henry D. Gilpin  (1801-60) PA 1840-41


Secretary of the Navy
Mahlon Dickerson  (1770-1853) NJ 1837-38
James Kirke Paulding  (1778-1860) NY 1838-41


Postmaster General
Amos Kendall  (1789-1869) KY 1837-40
John Milton Niles  (1787-1856) CT 1840-41



United States Supreme CourtEdit

Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney  (1777-1864) MD 1836-64  (28 years)


Associate Justices
Joseph Story  (1779-1845) MA 1811-45  (34 years)
Smith Thompson  (1768-1843) NY 1823-43  (20 years)
John McLean  (1785-1861) OH 1829-61  (32 years)
Henry Baldwin  (1780-1844) PA 1830-44  (14 years)
James Moore Wayne  (1790-1867) GA 1835-67  (32 years)
Philip Pendleton Barbour  (1783-1841) VA 1836-41  (5 years)
John Catron  (1786-1865) TN 1837-65  (28 years)
John McKinley  (1780-1852) AL 1837-52  (15 years)
Peter Vivian Daniel  (1784-1860) VA 1841-60  (19 years)