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James Madison

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Birthday
16, 1751
Birthplace
Port Conway, VA
Death Date
Jun 28, 1836 (85)
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Birthday
16, 1751
Birthplace
Port Conway, VA
Death Date
Jun 28, 1836 (85)

About

The Father of the Constitution and fourth President of the United States who notably authored the United States Bill of Rights.

Before Fame

He chose to attend the College of New Jersey, which would become Princeton University, instead of the popular institution among Virginians of his day, the College of William & Mary, mainly because of the climate in which the school was located.

Trivia

He wrote the 85 Federalist Papers, which were essays that promoted the ratification of the United States Constitution, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

Family Life

His father, James Madison Sr., was a wealthy tobacco planter who owned a plantation, Mt. Pleasant. In 1794, he married Dolley Madison and adopted her son John Payne Todd.

Associated With

He was the U.S. Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson.