Van Buren

[ van byoor-uhn ]


  1. Martin, 1782–1862, 8th president of the U.S. 1837–41.
  2. a town in central Arkansas.
  3. a male given name.

Van Buren

/ væn ˈbjʊərən /


  1. Van BurenMartin17821862MUSPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: head of state Martin. 1782–1862, US Democratic statesman; 8th president of the US (1837–41)
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The facts of Van Buren are fairly straightforward — although the case has very broad implications that stretch far beyond these facts.

From Vox

Van Buren later learned the 2015 payment, from someone police officers had been warned to steer clear of, was part of a sting operation.

In September 1980, a jewelry store owner and his daughter were gunned down at their Van Buren shop.

He could think of only one example of the president dancing, at a Washington reception in the 1820s — and it sparked rumors that the widower Van Buren was “courting” his partner.

Breaking bread over negotiations, Van Buren said, is a powerful tool for reducing conflict.

From Fortune

Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison, our 8th and 9th Presidents respectively, were stunningly unremarkable.

Pauline Phillips, known affectionately to the nation by her pen name Abigail Van Buren, died Wednesday at age 94.

The song also happened to call his opponent, incumbent Martin Van Buren, a “little squirt wirt wirt.”

Okay, we don't know every word that came out of Martin van Buren's mouth.

Martin van Buren Prize: Few candidates with so little potential received so much attention.

He held various offices with distinction; among others that of post master general under Mr. Van Buren.

At the democratic convention for nominating a successor, Mr. Van Buren received a decided majority.

Such was the case in respect to Mr. Van Buren, and such must it be hereafter, so far as regards men of ante-revolutionary birth.

Mr. Van Buren, in 1840, being a candidate for relection, failed to carry the suffrages of the people.

The nearest harbor, which is not a good roadstead, lies below Van Buren Point.