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Abraham Van Buren


Who is Abraham Van Buren?

Abraham Van Buren was the eldest son of the eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren and his wife, Hannah Hoes Van Buren. Born in Kinderhook, New York, Van Buren was named in honor of his paternal grandfather who was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

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Google previewThe Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places (1999)

by Frank R. Abate

president Life dates: 1782-1862 Place of birth: Kinderhook, NewYork Mother: Maria HoesVan Buren Father: Abraham Van Buren Wife: Hannah Hoes Van Buren Children: Abraham, John, Martin, Smith College/ University: none Career: Lawyer Political career: NewYork Senate; U.S. Senate; governor of New York; ...

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Abraham Van Buren

Abraham Van Buren

Born: November 27, 1807 in
Kinderhook, NY
Died: March 15, 1873 in
New York, NY

Abraham Van Buren, eldest child of Martin and Hannah Van Buren, graduated from West Point in 1827. He served as a Major in the Mexican War (1846 - 1848). Territory captured from Mexico in this conflict caused political turmoil in the United States, which led his father to run as the 1848 Free Soil presidential candidate.

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