04 James Madison

04 James Madison

04 James Madison

04 James Madison
04 James Madison

 
  • Term: 4th President of the United States (1809-1817)
  • Vice President: George Clinton (1809-1812) • Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814)
  • Born: March 16, 1751, Port Conway, Virginia
  • Nickname: "Father of the Constitution"
  • Education: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University, graduated 1771)
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: September 15, 1794, to Dolley Payne Todd (1768-1849)
  • Children: None
  • Career: Politician, Planter
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • Writings: Writings (9 vols., 1900-1910), ed. by Gaillard Hunt; The Papers of James Madison (1962- ), ed. by W. T. Hutchinson, R. A. Rutland, et al.
  • Died: June 28, 1836, Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia
  • Buried: Montpelier, Virginia (family plot)

James Madison Trivia:
Graduated College of New Jersey (now Princeton University; 1771) Secretary of State under Jefferson. Citing continued attacks on its ships, the United States declared war on Britain in June 1812. British troops burned the White House 1814. First president tho had prior service as a congressman. First president to wear trousers rather than knee breeches. He stood 5 feet 4 inches, the shortest president.

 


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