Martin Van Buren (1782-1862)

Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States

Associated Houses

Decatur House

748 Jackson Place, N.W.

Lindenwald

Kinderhook

Martin Van Buren, nicknamed "Old Kinderhook" (O.K.) founded the Democratic Party. He served as the 8th President of the United States, succeeding his great friend Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). His first words were Dutch, but he was the first President of the United States to be born under the American flag, hence "the first American president". 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 21/11/2018 and last updated on 16/01/2019.