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Martin Van Buren painting Tina Mion art

Martin Van Buren, The Six of Diamonds
8th President of the United States, 1837—1841

Despite a head of unruly hair, Van Buren took great pains to ensure that he was always impeccably dressed. Van Buren was a leader in the fight against slavery. Because he had been threatened with assassination while vice president, he presided over the Senate with loads of pistols.

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