List of United States Political Families (V) - The Van Alens and Van Burens

The Van Alens and Van Burens

  • James I. Van Alen (1776–1870), Clerk of Kinderhook, New York 1797-1801; delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention 1801 1803; Justice of the Peace in New York 1801-1804; New York Assemblyman 1804; U.S. Representative from New York 1807-1809. Brother of Martin Van Buren.
  • Martin Van Buren (1782–1862), New York State Senator 1813-1820, Attorney General of New York 1816-1819, delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention 1821, U.S. Senator from New York 1821-1828, Governor of New York 1829, U.S. Secretary of States 1829-1831, U.S. Minister to Great Britain 1831-1832, Vice President of the United States 1833-1837, President of the United States 1837-1841, candidate for President of the United States 1848. Brother of James I. Van Alen.
    • John Van Buren (1810–1866), Attorney General of New York 1845-1847, candidate for Attorney General of New York 1865. Son of Martin Van Buren.

NOTE: Marin Van Buren was also brother-in-law of New York State Senator Moses I. Cantine and great-uncle by marriage of Green Bay, Wisconsin Mayor Arthur C. Neville. Van Buren's son, Smith, married Henrietta Irving, niece of U.S. Minister Washington Irving.

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