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James Monroe

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Birthday
28, 1758
Birthplace
Monroe Hall, VA
Death Date
Jul 4, 1831 (73)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1758
Birthplace
Monroe Hall, VA
Death Date
Jul 4, 1831 (73)

About

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.

Before Fame

He studied law under Thomas Jefferson before serving as an anti-federalist delegate from Virginia in the Continental Congress.

Trivia

He was the last president from the Virginia Dynasty and the Republican Generation.

Family Life

His parents, Spencer Monroe and Elizabeth Jones, were wealthy plantation owners. He was married to Elizabeth Monroe from 1786 until her death in 1830.

Associated With

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.