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Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States





8th President
Political Party Democratic
Term March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841  (54-58)
Vice President Richard M. Johnson
Predecessor Andrew Jackson
Successor William Henry Harrison




8th Vice President
Term March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837  (50-54)
President Andrew Jackson
Predecessor John C. Calhoun
Successor Richard M. Johnson




Full Name

Martin Van Buren
Birth

December 5, 1782

Kinderhook, New York

Father Abraham Van Buren  (1737-1817)
Mother Maria Hoes Van Alen Van Buren  (1747-1818)
Brothers

John Van Alen  (1770-1805, Maternal Half-Brother)

Jacob Van Alen  (1772-1822, Maternal Half-Brother)

James Isaac Van Alen  (1776-1870, Maternal Half-Brother)

Lawrence Van Buren  (1786-1868)

Abraham Van Buren  (1788-1836)

Sisters

Maria Van Alen Hoes  (1768-1829, Maternal Half-Sister)

Derike Van Buren Hoes  (1777-1865)

Hannah Van Buren  (1780-1838)

Occupation

United States Minister to the United Kingdom  (1831-1832)

10th United States Secretary of State  (1829-1831)

11th Governor of New York  (1829)

U.S. Senator from New York  (1821-1828)

14th Attorney General of New York  (1815-1819)

Lawyer

Death

July 24, 1862

Kinderhook, New York

(79 years)




Marriages
Hannah Hoes  (1783-1819)

Married February 21, 1807

Widowed February 5, 1819

(11 years)




Children

Abraham Van Buren

(m.1838 Angelica Singleton)

(4 sons, 1 daughter)

Born November 27, 1807

Died March 15, 1873

(65 years)

John Van Buren

(m.1841 Elizabeth Vanderpoel)

(1 daughter)

Born February 18, 1810

Died October 13, 1866

(56 years)

Martin Van Buren Jr.

Born December 12, 1812

Died March 19, 1855

(42 years)

Winfield Scott Van Buren

Born 1814

Died 1814

(Stillbirth)

Smith Thompson Van Buren

(m.1842 Ellen James)

(1 son, 3 daughters)

(m.1855 Henrietta Irving)

(1 son, 2 daughters)

Born January 16, 1817

Died December 10, 1876

(59 years)




Presidential Election of 1836
Nominee Running Mate Political Party Popular Vote Electoral Vote
Martin Van Buren  (NY) Richard M. Johnson  (KY) Democratic 764, 176  (50.8%) 170
William Henry Harrison  (OH) Francis Granger  (NY) Whig 550, 816  (36.6%) 73
Hugh Lawson White  (TN) John Tyler  (VA) Whig 146, 107  (9.7%) 26
Daniel Webster  (MA) None Whig 41, 207  (2.7%) 14
Willie Person Mangum  (NC) None Whig None 11




Presidential Cabinet
Name Office Term
John Forsyth  (GA) Secretary of State 1837-1841
Levi Woodbury  (NH) Secretary of Treasury 1837-1841
Joel R. Poinsett  (SC) Secretary of War 1837-1841

Benjamin F. Butler  (NY)

Felix Grundy  (TN)

Henry D. Gilpin  (PA)

Attorney General

1837-1838

1838-1840

1840-1841

Mahlon Dickerson  (NJ)

James K. Paulding  (NY)

Secretary of the Navy

1837-1838

1838-1841

Amos Kendall  (KY)

John M. Niles  (CT

Postmaster General

1837-1840

1840-1841




United States Supreme Court
Nominee Position Term
Roger B. Taney  (MD) Chief Justice 1836-1864  (28 years, died)
Joseph Story  (MA) Associate Justice 1812-1845  (33 years, died)
Smith Thompson  (NY) Associate Justice 1823-1843  (20 years, died)
John McLean  (OH) Associate Justice 1829-1861  (32 years, died)
Henry Baldwin  (PA) Associate Justice 1830-1844  (14 years, died)
James M. Wayne  (GA) Associate Justice 1835-1867  (32 years, died)
Philip P. Barbour  (VA) Associate Justice 1836-1841  (5 years, died)
John Catron  (TN) Associate Justice 1837-1865  (28 years, died)
John McKinley  (AL) Associate Justice 1837-1852  (15 years, died)
Peter V. Daniel  (VA) Associate Justice 1841-1860  (19 years, died)

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