Martin Van Buren previously served as U.S. Vice-President from 1833-37 under Pres. Jackson.
Martin Van Buren was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.
From: Peter Roberts, "Martin Van Buren" page in "God and Country" section of "Science Resources on the Net" website (http://www.geocities.com/peterroberts.geo/Relig-Politics/MVanBuren.html; viewed 23 November 2005):
Religious Affiliation: Dutch Reformed
Summary of Religious Views:
Franklin Steiner, in his book The Religious Beliefs of Our Presidents, categorized Van Buren among "Presidents Whose Religious Views Are Doubtful."
"All forms of religion have united for the first time to diffuse charity and piety, because for the first time in the history of nations all have been totally untrammeled and absolutely free." -- Second Annual Message to Congress, 3 December 1838