Martin Van Buren

Early Career

When did he begin practicing law?

Martin Van Buren was admitted to the bar in 1803 and began practicing law with his half-brother James in Kinderhook. He handled many types of cases, advocating the interests of bankers, business owners, and farmers. He later was named the attorney for Columbia County, New York, a position he held for several years.


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