Series 3: Attorney General and Party Leader (17 Feb. 1815-2 Dec. 1821)

Series 3 covers the period of Van Buren's career when he served as New York's attorney general and as state senator. During these years, he formed the Albany Regency political machine and participated in the 1821 state constitutional convention. Van Buren was elected to the U.S. Senate in early 1821, although he did not take his seat until December. He and Hannah had three additional sons during this period: Martin Jr. (1812), Winfield Scott (b. and d. 1814), and Smith Thompson (1817). Hannah died in 1819.

Published Series 3 documents

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