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07/12/1836 Martin Van Buren is elected 8th president

Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. A founder of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the ninth Governor of New York, the tenth U.S. Secretary of State, and the eighth Vice President of the United States.

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  • Early life and education 

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  • Jackson administration 

  • Presidency 1837–1841 

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