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Catskill in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martin Van Buren

 
 
Martin Van Buren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 27, 2018
1. Martin Van Buren Marker
Inscription.  8th President of the U.S. was married in this house to Hannah Hoes in 1807. House built in 1797
 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 13.005′ N, 73° 52.112′ W. Marker is in Catskill, New York, in Greene County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Same house as Samuel Wilson. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 West Main Street, Catskill NY 12414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Sam (a few steps from this marker); Uncle Sam Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); General George Decker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catskill Walking Tour (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hop-O-Nose (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catskill.
 
Regarding Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren married his childhood sweetheart here. They had five children before Hannah
Martin Van Buren And Samuel Wilson Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 27, 2018
2. Martin Van Buren And Samuel Wilson Markers
died at age 35 in 1819 of tuberculosis. Van Buren didn’t remarry after her death.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lindenwald. Home of Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, NY (Submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 

2. Martin Van Buren (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Martin Van Buren image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
3. Martin Van Buren
This 1864 portrait of Martin Van Buren by George P. A. Healy hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, on loan from the White House.

Martin Van Buren's genius as a backroom strategist earned him the nickname of 'Little Magician.' But when he succeeded to the White House following his tenure as Andrew Jackson's vice president, the gift for orchestration that he had enlisted to promote Jackson's cause proved of little use in advancing his own. At the heart of the problem was an economic depression that persisted through most of his term and for which he was blamed. Damaging him further was a taste for the finer things of life, which led critics to portray him as indifferent to the country's suffering. Van Buren's reputation has improved, however, and today he is often lauded for his evenhanded foreign policy and landmark support for limiting the hours of workers on public projects.

This was one of the first likenesses that the White House acquired under an 1857 congressional act authorizing the purchase of presidential portraits. The artist named to do the work in the legislation was George P. A. Healy, one of mid-nineteenth ­century America's most popular portraitists. -- National Portrait Gallery
Hannah Van Buren (1783-1819)<br>Mrs. Martin Van Buren image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. Hannah Van Buren (1783-1819)
Mrs. Martin Van Buren
Miniature by an unknown artist.
 
More. Search the internet for Martin Van Buren.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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