Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States. Before that, he was vice president under Andrew Jackson and before that Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson.
He was a lawyer as a career but had spent most of his life actively engaged in politics and held a number of offices, including Senator from New York and governor New York/
Born: December 5, 1782
Died: July 24, 1862
His president term started on March 4,1837 and ended on March 4 1841.