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Martin Van Buren

(1782—1862)


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(1782–1862)

US Democratic statesman, 8th President of the USA (1837–41). He was appointed Andrew Jackson's Vice-President in 1832 and became President five years later. His measure of placing government funds, previously held in private banks, in an independent treasury caused many Democrats to join the Whig party.

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