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Martin Van Buren - Eighth US President

Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, served as president from 1837 - 1841. Here are some important facts about the United States President Martin Van Buren.

Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841
8th President of the United States
Number of Terms: 1
Vice President: Richard M. Johnson
Party Affiliation: Democratic- Republican
Born: December 5, 1782 the son of a tavern keeper and farmer in New York.
Died: July 24, 1862
First Lady: Hannah Hoes Van Buren

Additional Information: After President Jackson appointed Martin Van Buren Secretary of State, Van Buren became the President’s most trusted advisor. After controversy between Van Buren and presidential hopeful John C. Calhoun, Van Buren was appointed Vice President in Jackson’s re-election. Van Buren was the first president born a US citizen. During his reign as president, hundreds of banks and businesses failed and the country fell into a deep depression.


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