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5 - James Monroe

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: April 28, 1758

Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia

Father: Spence Monroe (? – 1774)

Mother: Elizabeth Jones (d. ante 1774)

Height at Prime: Slightly over 6 feet tall

Physical Description: Large frame, wide-set blue-gray eyes, dark wavy hair, dimpled chin

Religion: Episcopalian

Wife: Elizabeth Kortright (June 30, 1768 – September 23, 1830)

Marriage Date: February 16, 1786

Marriage Place: New York City, New York


-- Eliza Kortright Monroe Hay (December 1787 – 1835)

-- James Spence Monroe (May 1799 – September 28, 1801)

-- Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur (1803 – June 20, 1850)

Death Date: July 4, 1831

Place of Death: Daughter Maria’s house, New York City, New York

Final Words: Unknown

1st Burial Place: Gouverneur family vault, Trinity Cemetery, New York City, New York

2nd Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Professional Statistics:

Soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1776-1778)

Member of Virginia Assembly (1782-1783)

Member of Continental Congress (1783-1786)

U.S. Senator (1790-1794)

Minister to France (1794-1796)

Governor of Virginia (1799-1802)

Special Envoy to Paris (1803)

Minister to Great Britain (1803-1807)

Secretary of State (1811-1817)

Secretary of War (1814-1815)

5th President of the United States (1817-1825)

His Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)

Events During Presidency:

Era of Good Feelings

Mississippi admitted to Union (1817)

First Seminole War (1817-1818)

Illinois admitted to Union (1818)

Rush-Bagot Agreement (1818)

Adams-Onis Treaty (1819)

Alabama admitted to Union (1819)

Panic of 1819

Missouri Compromise (1820)

Maine admitted to the Union (1820)

Missouri admitted to the Union (1821)

Monroe Doctrine (1823)

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