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4 - James Madison

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: March 16, 1751

Birthplace: Home of his maternal grandparents, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia

Father: James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801)

Mother: Eleanor Rose Conway (1731-1829)

Height at Prime: About 5 feet 4 inches; weighed about 100 pounds

Physical Description: Slight build, blue eyes, brown hair, tawny complexion

Religion: Episcopalian

Wife: Dolley Payne Todd (May 29, 1768 – July 12, 1849)

Marriage Date: September 15, 1794

Marriage Place: Harewood (estate of bride’s sister), Jefferson County, West Virginia

Children: No natural children

Death Date: June 28, 1836

Place of Death: Montpelier estate, Montpelier Station, Virginia

Cause of Death: Heart failure with debility

Final Words: “Nothing more than a change of mind, my dear.”

Burial Place: Montpelier family plot, Montpelier estate, Montpelier Station, Virginia

Professional Statistics:

Delegate to Virginia Convention (1776)

Member of Virginia House of Delegates (1776-1777)

Member of Council of State (1778-1779)

Member of Continental Congress (1780-1783)

Member of Virginia House of Delegates (1784-1786)

Delegate to Annapolis Convention (1786)

Father of the U.S. Constitution (1787)

U.S. Representative from Virginia (1789-1797)

Drafted the Virginia Resolutions (1798)

Member of Virginia House of Delegates (1799-1800)

Secretary of State (1801-1809)

4th President of the United States (1809-1817)

His Vice Presidents:

-- George Clinton (1809-1812)

-- Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814)

Events During Presidency:

Non-Intercourse Act (1809-1810)

Macon’s Bill No. 2 (1810)

Louisiana admitted to the Union (1812)

War of 1812 (1812-1814)

Hartford Convention (1814-1815)

Indiana admitted to the Union (1816)

Second Bank of the United States (1816-1836)

Vetoed Bill for Internal Improvements on highways and canals (1817)

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