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Who was Martin Van Buren?
Martin Van Buren was the 8th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1837 and ended in 1841. He was 54 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1837.

Martin Van Buren's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his paternal grandfather 'Marten Van Buren' but his mother changed the spelling of his first name from 'Marten' to 'Martin'.
He had a variety of nicknames including the American Talleyrand, The Careful Dutchman, The Enchanter, Little Magician, The Great Manager, The Master Spirit, Martin Van Ruin and the Mistletoe Politician. His nicknames reflected his Dutch heritage, his reputation as a wily, devious politician. Red Fox of Kinderhook referred to his hometown and his red-colored whiskers.


Description and Picture of Martin Van Buren
The picture of Martin Van Buren portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being a small sturdy, dapper man who was 5 feet 6 inches in height which gave rise to the nickname thee "Little Magician". He had sandy colored hair that went gray with age and sported prominent, red-colored whiskers. He was conscious of his image and dressed expensively and elegantly.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Martin Van Buren like?
The personality of Martin Van Buren is described as a charming, engaging man with impeccable manners and a bright, optimistic approach to life.  People like Martin Van Buren - and he liked people. His outgoing personality and charm made him a popular man, known for sticking to his morals and principles. He had the ability to hide his own feelings, whilst drawing out the true intentions of his opponents. His nickname the "Red Fox of Kinderhook" referred to his Dutch background and his personality that was as cunning as a fox.

Facts about President Martin Van Buren and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Martin Van Buren famous for? Why was Martin Van Buren important? The history and life of President Martin Van Buren during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Martin Van Buren Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Martin Van Buren?  
 He was the 8th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1837 and ended in 1841 (March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democrat political party
What other political offices did Martin Van Buren hold before his presidency?
 New York State Senator, 1813-15
 New York Attorney-General, 1815-19
 United States Senator, 1821-29
 The Governor of New York, 1829
 The Secretary of State, 1829-1831 (under Andrew Jackson)
 Minister to England, 1831
 Vice President, 1833-1837 (under Andrew Jackson)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Richard M. Johnson (1837-41)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Panic of 1837
 The  Neutrality Law of 1838
 The Trail of Tears (1838)
 The Amistad incident (1839)
 Treaty signed between the US and Canada
What was Martin Van Buren' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'The Red Fox of Kinderhook'
Who was Martin Van Buren' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Angelica Van Buren
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Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Martin Van Buren can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Martin Van Buren Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Martin Van Buren born?  
 He was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Abraham Van Buren
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Maria Hoes Van Buren
Where was Martin Van Buren educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Kinderhook Academy (He graduated in 1796)
 Religion: Dutch Reformed
What did Martin Van Buren do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Martin Van Buren' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Hannah Hoes (1783-1819). They married on February 21, 1807
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Abraham Van Buren (1807-73); John Van Buren (1810-66); Martin Van Buren (1812-55); Smith Thompson Van Buren (1817-76)
When did Martin Van Buren die?
 He died on July 24, 1862, in Kinderhook, New York
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