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Martin Van Buren's Biography

Martin Van Buren (Dutch: Maarten van Buren; December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States (1837–1841). Before his presidency, he was the eighth Vice President (1833–1837) and the tenth Secretary of State, under Andrew Jackson (1829–1831).

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Martin Van Buren, Eighth President (1837-1841)
Martin Van Buren, Eighth President (1837-1841)
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Martin Van Buren News Stories

  • Here's What 'OK' Really Means

      News Source: BusinessInsider | 26 days ago
    We use it to describe how we're feeling, if we agree, or even just to start a sentence the word "OK." But what do these two letters really mean, and why do we use them so often? One theory claims OK abbreviates " oll korrect ," a bastardized spelling
  • Word lovers rejoice as ‘OK’ celebrates 175 years

      News Source: GMA News | 29 days ago
    Whatever you're doing this Sunday, wherever you might be, take a moment to reflect on the most popular word in the English language, OK? It will be 175 years since OKor, as some prefer, okayfirst appeared in print, on page two of The Boston Morning
  • The Seven Biggest Myths of St. Patrick's Day

      News Source: HNN | 1 month ago
    O'Donnell Edward O'Donnell is an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College. He is the author of 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History (Broadway Books). Learn more at Image via Wiki Commons. #

Martin Van Buren Blogs

  • Etymology of OK - Business Insider

      Blog Source: | 23 days ago
    While he didn't coin the term "OK," eighth President Martin Van Buren popularized it. His supporters began referring to themselves as the "OK Club," OK being short for Old Kinderhook, Van Buren's nickname based on his
  • Cool Whisper | The Birth of OK, 175 Years Ago - iClio

      Blog Source: | 23 days ago
    In 1840, incumbent Martin Van Buren faced a reelection campaign against William Henry Harrison, the war hero popularized by the slogans “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” and “Log Cabin and Hard Cider.” Van Buren's supporters came up with ...
  • The Gossips of Rivertown: Fifty Years Ago in Hudson

      Blog Source: | 23 days ago
    The building across the street did not become the Howard Hotel until 1894, so Martin Van Buren, who died in 1862, could not have stayed at the Howard Hotel, although he may have been a guest in the building when it was someone's ...

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