8 Martin Van Buren

8 Martin Van Buren - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 10/15/06 MARTIN VAN BUREN I. President: Martin Van Buren A. December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862 II. States: A. New York born B. New York delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. Apprenticeship of law (14 yrs old) under Francis Sylvester (6 yrs) a. Quickly developed flair for legal argument → allowed to sum up a routine case before his 1st jury (age 15) 2. Apprenticeship in New York City office of William P. van Ness (political lieutenant of Aaron Burr) (1 yr) 3. Admitted to New York bar (1803) B. Occupational 1. Military Service – none 2. Law a. Joined law practice of half-brother James Van Alen in Kinderhook, NY (where grew up) b. Appointed surrogate of Columbia County (1808) i. Succeeded half-brother in that post ii. His 1st public office iii. Ousted for partisan reasons (1813) 3. Congressional (gov.al) a. New York State Senator (1812-1820) b. U.S. Senator (1821-1828) c. Governor of New York (January-March 1829) i. Ran for governor in 1828 solely to improve Andrew Jackson’s presidential chances in that state (NY) ii. Resigned to become secretary of state under Pres. Jackson
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