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

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The election of Martin Van Buren

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Martin Van Buren | 60-Second Presidents | PBS

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1836 - Martin Van Buren, Yet Another Jackson

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Martin Van Buren: the "OK" President

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Van Buren Panic 1837

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.