Monday, August 18, 2014

Fact of the Day: Van Buren Marriage

Martin Van Buren was long-since widowed by the time he became President of the United States. While his wife Hannah Van Buren never became First Lady, she was also never mentioned once in his auto-biography. 

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  1. Wha? That's a lousy autobiography, then. Poor Hannah.

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  2. 'tis the first time I hear of him. If you ask me the position of the First Lady or Gentleman shouldn't even exist.

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  3. Maybe this part of his life it didn´t interest anyone. He was supposed to be a politician , not a celebrity. Kisses, Adam:)

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    1. Yeah, those were the good old days, huh?

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  4. That's interesting, maybe he felt it wasn't necessary to mention her, unfortunately.

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  5. Never even mentioned? That's harsh!

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  6. The wife of a president completely forgotten? Ouch.

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  7. I liked his campaign slogan: "You Ain't Seen Nothing. Wait Till You See Millard Fillmore."

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  8. Interesting. Van Buren isn't depicted favorably in the movie Amistad, a truly great movie.

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  9. May have have been too sad for him to write about.

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  10. The Van B boys were a gang on Seinfeld

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkpnOTr8k9I

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  11. I read up just now about it. Seems he was tremendously devastated by her death from tuberculosis. Having a child at that time also deteriorated her condition. I wonder if he was feeling some guilt.

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