Martin Van Buren

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Martin Van Buren
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationUnited States of America
Mentioned inFallout 3

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States of America.


Before his presidency (1837–1841), he was the eighth Vice President (1833–1837) and the tenth Secretary of State (1829–1831), both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren was significant in the formation of the Democratic Party in the United States and played a key role in the development of the organization of Jacksonian democracy.

Notable quotes

  • "The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies."
  • "It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."
  • "No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration."
  • "The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought."


Martin Van Buren is mentioned only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

Martin Van Buren is the namesake for the game codenamed Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.