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Martin Van Buren

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In office: March 4, 1837 March 4, 1841

Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency, he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. 

He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president who was not of British (i.e. English, Welsh or Scottish) or Irish descent. 

He was the first president to be born an American citizen (his predecessors were born before the revolution); he is also the only president not to have spoken English as a first language, having grown up speaking Dutch.

Died: July 24, 1862 (aged 79), Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van Buren then retired to his home in Kinderhook. After being bedridden with a case of pneumonia during the fall of 1861, Martin Van Buren died of bronchial asthma and heart failure at his Lindenwald estate in Kinderhook.

Where is Martin Van Buren buried?

  • Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California
  • Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York

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Angels on your pillowKinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York

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