Martin Van Buren

Political Offices

What political party was Van Buren a member of while a state senator?

Van Buren was a Bucktail, a political party in New York opposed to prominent politician and Van Buren rival DeWitt Clinton. The Bucktails derived their interesting name from the fact many members of the party wore a deer’s tail in their hats at political conventions.


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