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James Madison Biography

4th President of the United States
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • U.S. President, 1809-1817
  • U.S. Secretary of State, 1801-1809
  • Drafted the Virginia Resolution protesting the Alien and Sedition Acts, 1797
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1797
  • Co-wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, 1787-1788
  • Elected member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1785
  • Elected member of the Virginia Assembly, 1784
  • Represented the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Congress, 1783
  • Elected as a member of the Constitutional Convention of Virginia, participated in the framing of the Virginia Constitution, 1776
  • Attended Princeton College (then called the College of New Jersey)
  • Asked Congress to declare war on Great Britain (War of 1812)
  • Married Dolley Payne Todd, 1794