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James Madison

4th President of the United States


"The public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued..."

--The Federalists, 1788

Full Name: James Madison

Born: March 16, 1751

Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia

Father: James Madison (1723-1801)

Mother: Eleanor Conway Madison (1732-1829)

Wife: Dolley Madison (1768-1849)

Married: September 15, 1794

Religious Preference: Episcopalian

Previous Experience: Diplomat, U.S. Congressman, Secretary of State

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Age at Inauguration: 57

Term of Office: March 4, 1809 - March 4, 1817


Died: June 28, 1836

Age at Death: 85

Place of Burial: "Montpelier", Virginia

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1808 James Madison (DR) 122 N/A
  Charles C. Pinckney (F) 47 N/A
  George Clinton (IR) 6 N/A
1812 James Madison (DR) 128 N/A
  DeWitt Clinton 89 N/A