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. 

21 comments:

Emmylou said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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

Anonymous said...

I wonder why?

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Really... I wonder why.

Margaret D said...

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

Mama Zen said...

Never even mentioned? That's harsh!

Dascha said...

Wow!

A Beer for the Shower said...

The wife of a president completely forgotten? Ouch.

Al Penwasser said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

Yeah, those were the good old days, huh?

Dana said...

I think that's sad...

stephen Hayes said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

It's sad...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Caro * said...

Oh, poor Hannah ...

Cloudia said...

The Van B boys were a gang on Seinfeld

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

Pat Hatt said...

That's a bit cold

Christine said...

how strange.

Kay said...

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.

Frankie said...

I read up just now about It.seems he was tremendously devastated by her death from tu