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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren
[Former President Martin Van Buren, half-length portrait, facing right].
[Photographed between 1840 and 1862, printed later].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1837


  • First President who was not born a British subject.
  • First time the President and President-elect rode to the Capitol together for the Inauguration.










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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.

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