Martin Van Buren
Full Name: Martin Van Buren
Born: December 5, 1782
Place of Birth: Kinderhook, New York
Father: Abraham Van Buren (1737 - 1817)
Mother: Maria Hoes Van Buren (1747 - 1818)
First Lady: Hannah Hoes Van Buren
Children: Four; 4 sons
Pet(s): 2 Tiger Cubs
Education: Graduated from Kinderhook Academy (1796)
Religion: Dutch Reformed
Military Service: None
Political Party: Democrat
Offices Held: New York State Senator, (1813-15); New York Attorney-General, (1815-19); United States Senator, (1821-29); Governor of New York, (1829); Secretary of State, (1829-1831); Minister to England, (1831); Vice President, (1832-1837)
Age at Inauguration: 54
Terms Served: One; (1837 - 1841)
Vice Presidents: Richard Johnson
Campaign Slogan: None
States Admitted: None
Sport or Hobby: Riding
Nickname: Old Kinderhook. The Little Magician.
Died: July 24, 1862 - Age 79
Place of Death: Kinderhook, New York
Cause of Death: Asthma
Van Buren's nickname was 'Old Kinderhook'. He often approved things by signing 'O.K.' which is where 'OK' came from.
Because he was skilled at attaining his political goals, he was also nicknamed the 'Little Magician'.
Van Buren was the first President born as a citezen of the United States.