Dec 5, 2011

Martin Van Buren: The Little Magician

(LoC) Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States and a founder of the Democratic Party, was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York.
Just five feet six inches tall, with reddish-blond hair, Van Buren earned the nicknames "The Little Magician" and the "Red Fox of Kinderhook" for his legendary skill in political manipulation. Continued