Hail to the Chief with Tom Watson: President Martin Van Buren

Tom Watson is here at Blue Water Healthy Living for the next segment of his show, Hail to the Chief.

In this episode, Tom and bobblehead Jefferson take us through the life and times of our 8th president, Martin Van Buren. Among all his other acts and achievements in and out of office, did you know he’s the first president to be born as a U.S. Citizen? How cool is that! Have you ever wondered where the popular idiom ‘OK’ comes from? We’ve got Martin “Old Kinderhook” Van Buren to thank for that! We cover all this and more in today’s Hail to the Chief!

What is Hail to the Chief you may ask? Well, Hail to Chief is a show that will follow Tom’s story of traveling all over the US to visit locations of importance for all 46 United States Presidents. Always along for the ride with him is his bobblehead of Thomas Jefferson, and with that Tom gives the perspective of his travels through the eyes of this famous founding father. This can be seen in full display on his blog, “Through the Eyes of Jefferson”.

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Stay tuned for future episodes of Hail to the Chief as Tom will go through our Presidents one at a time to share his stories of the places he has visited, photos he captured, and all the interesting things he learned along the way. (Don’t worry, Jefferson will be there too).

Check out the rest of Tom Watson’s Hail to the Chief series here!

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1 comment

Bob January 16, 2022 at 1:21 pm

Cool sideburns, but I think you looked more like Isaac Asimov than MVB! I can’t wait to see your Abe Lincoln!


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