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American National Biography
Martin Van Buren
Van Buren, Martin (5 Dec. 1782-24 July 1862), eighth president of the United States, was born in Kinderhook, near Albany, New York, the son of Abraham Van Buren and Maria Hoes Van Alen, farmers. Van Buren grew up in a Dutch environment.