Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1782-12-05
Death 1862-07-24
United States
English, Spanish; Castilian, Dutch; Flemish, French

Biographical notes:

Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 May 15. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 84026525

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 May 15. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822761

President U.S. 1837-1841.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the President (Andrew Jackson), 1829 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574043

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lindenwald, to Col. S. Medary, 1848 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574058

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Messrs. F. Stowes, I. Young & J. Dean, 1839 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574047

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lindenwald, to A.K. Tefft, 1843 Jun. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574051

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Jefferson, 1826 Apr. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574039

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lindenwald, to Col. S. Medary, 1846 Jul. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574055

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lindenwald, to Mr. Hurlurt, 1856 Sept. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574062

Member of the New York State Senate, 1813-1820; U.S. Senator from New York, 1820-1828; Governor of New York, January 1 - March 12, 1829; Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State, 1829-1831; U.S. Vice President, 1833-1837; Eighth President of the U.S., 1837-1841.

From the description of Letter, 1832 September 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122458634

Eighth president of the United States. From 1801 to 1803 he was a clerk in Van Ness's law office.

From the description of ALsS : to William P. Van Ness, 1803-1816. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540671

Epithet: US President

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000757.0x000056

Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States (1837-1841).

From the description of Martin Van Buren engraving and autograph, undated. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 766017460

From the description of Martin Van Buren letter, 1829 July 13. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 268966039

Born in Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782; studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840; died in Kinderhook, New York, July 24, 1862. (from Bio. Cong. Dir.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Martin Van Buren petition, circa 1838. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 402677692

Van Buren, 8th U.S. president, served 1837-1841.

From the description of ADS draft, 1838 January 1 : Washington. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210845

From the description of ALS, 1857 December 5 : Lindenwald, to Benjamin F. Butler. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15189733

U.S. president, vice-president, secretary of state and senator from New York.

From the description of Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910 (bulk 1820-1850). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980233

Martin van Buren was born in New York, and began his political career in Albany. A lifelong politician, he held many offices, and became vice president under Andrew Jackson, and president after Jackson's second term. Van Buren's presidency was marred by the financial crash in 1837, and he served one term. He remained active in politics, and was an early leader of the anti-slavery movement.

From the description of Martin van Buren letter to Miss Silvester, 1846 Dec. 16. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51733129

Lawyer and politician; United States President, 1837-1841.

From the description of Letter: Lindenwald to Stephen Taber, 1844 April 2. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 231621686

Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, N.Y. He was elected U.S. Vice President, 1832, and U.S. President, 1836. He retired to Kinderhook, 1841.

From the description of Papers, 1787-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81087197

Eighth president of the United States. He was appointed minister to Great Britain by Andrew Jackson and went to London in August 1831, but when the Senate voted on the appointment the following January he was not confirmed.

From the description of ALS : Malahide, Ireland, to the Earl of Gosford, Dublin, [1831] Nov. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524988

Van Buren was President of the United States, 1833-1837.

From the description of [Letters], 1819-1923 / M. v. Buren. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464251422

President of the U.S. (1837-1841).

From the description of Martin Van Buren autograph letters signed, 1842 and 1844. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978051

Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was an American attorney and politician. He was Andrew Jackson's vice president from 1833 to 1837, and succeeded him as the 8th President of the United States (1837-1841). He was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States.

From the guide to the Martin Van Buren Collection, 1832-1840, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

President of the United States.

From the description of Papers, 1827-1891. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41546377

Biographical Note

  • 1782, Dec. 5: Kinderhook Kinderhook Seventh Day Adventist Church at Kinderhook Kinderhook Post Office Kinderhook Minderhout Kinderhook School (historical) Kinderhook Fire House - Palmer Engine and Hose Company Kinderhook Lake Kinderhook Kinderhook (historical) Kinderhook Creek Bridge Kinderhook Post Office (historical) Township of Kinderhook YMCA of Northern Rhode Preschool and Kindergarten Kinderhook Branch Kinderhook Cemetery Kinderhook Memorial Library Kinderhook Cemetery Kinderhook Cemetery West Kinderhook Hull - Kinderhook Fire Protection District Village of Kinderhook Kinderhook Albany, N.Y. Albany Born, Kinderhook, near Albany, N.Y.
  • circa 1796: Concluded education in village schools of Kinderhook, N.Y.; became law clerk in office of Francis Silvester
  • 1801: Clerk, law office of William P. Van Ness,New York, N.Y.
  • 1803: Kinderhook, N.Y. Kinderhook Returned to Kinderhook, N.Y.; became law partner of James I. Van Alen, his half-brother Licensed to practice law
  • 1807: Married Hannah Hoes (died 1819)
  • 1808: Appointed surrogate of Columbia County, N.Y.
  • 1809: Moved to Hudson, N.Y.
  • 1812 - 1820 : Served in New York State Senate
  • 1815: Appointed regent of the University of the State of New York
  • 1815 - 1819 : Attorney general of New York
  • 1816: Moved to Albany, N.Y.; formed law partnership with Benjamin F. Butler
  • 1821 - 1828 : Member from New York,United States Senate
  • 1829: Governor of New York Appointed secretary of state
  • 1831: Appointed United States Minister to Great Britain; nomination rejected by the Senate, 1832
  • 1833 - 1837 : Vice president, United States
  • 1837 - 1841 : President, United States
  • 1840: Defeated in presidential election
  • 1841: Returned to Kinderhook, N.Y.; rebuilt home there, naming it "Lindenwald"
  • 1844: Unsuccessful candidate for Democratic party presidential nomination
  • 1848: Unsuccessful candidate for presidency, Free Soil party; retired to Kinderhook, N.Y.
  • 1853 - 1855 : Traveled and lived abroad
  • 1862, July 24: Died, Kinderhook, N.Y.

From the guide to the Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910, (bulk 1820-1850), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Places:

  • Kinderhook, NY, US
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 00, GB
  • United States, 00, US
  • Texas, TX, US
  • Washington, D. C., DC, US
  • New York (State), NY, US
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