The fifth President of the United States and the final Founding Father to be elected to the office. He died on July 4th, making him the third president to die on the date.
He studied law under Thomas Jefferson before serving as an anti-federalist delegate from Virginia in the Continental Congress.
He was the last president from the Virginia Dynasty and the Republican Generation.
His parents, Spencer Monroe and Elizabeth Jones, were wealthy plantation owners. He was married to Elizabeth Monroe from 1786 until her death in 1830.
He was appointed Minister to France in 1794, a volatile time in the country's history, and would be instrumental in Thomas Paine's release after Paine was arrested for publicly protesting Louis XVI's execution.