Scott 813Issued 11th Aug 1938. Rotary Press Printed on unwatermarked paper and perf 11:10½. This stamp features Martin Van Buren (5th Dec 1782 - 24th Jul 1862), the eighth President of the USA (4th Mar 1837 - 4th Mar 1841).
Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He was the first president born speaking a language other than English (Dutch) and the first born after the United States had declared its independence from Great Britain.
A founder of the Democratic Party, he had previously served as the ninth governor of New York, the tenth United States secretary of state, and the eighth vice president of the United States. He won the 1836 presidential election with the endorsement of popular outgoing President Andrew Jackson and the organizational strength of the Democratic Party. He lost his 1840 reelection bid to Whig Party nominee William Henry Harrison, thanks in part to the poor economic conditions surrounding the Panic of 1837.
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