Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845) was the seventh American President. He was in office from March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837. Andrew Jackson was a prominent politician and army general during his time on Earth, he led the American army to victory against the creek Indians at the battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), and he also led his troops to defeat the British army at the Battle of New Orleans (1815). Since, he did not hail from a distinguished family, Andrew Jackson worked so hard to succeed as a country lawyer. He owned about 300 slaves during his life time. Andrew Jackson remains one of the few American President ever to appear on the US postage more than the usual two or three times.