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Van Buren, Martin

Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1862 AD

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