Definition of Van Buren, Martin in English:

Van Buren, Martin

Pronunciation /ˌvan ˈbyo͝orən/ /ˌvæn ˈbjʊrən/

proper noun

  • (1782–1862), 8th president of the US 1837–41. Before succeeding President Jackson, he served as vice president 1833–37. A Democrat, he is noted for his development of the two-party system. His measure of placing government funds, previously held in private banks, in an independent government treasury displeased many Democrats.