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Van Buren, Martin

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Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1862 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Presidents

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US diplomat and Democratic politician

 

Senator from New York 1821-1828

 

chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee 1823-1828

 

governor of New York 1829

 

Secretary of State 1829-1831

 

US ambassador to Britain 1831-1832

 

vice-president of US 1833-1837

 

8th president of US 1837-1841

 

opposed and successfully postponed US annexation of Texas

 

dispatched Winfield Scott to settle Aroostook War 1839

 

Democratic presidential candidate 1840

 

Free Soil presidential candidate 1848


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