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James Monroe

5th President of the United States

(1817-1825)

"The American continents ... are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers."

--Monroe Doctrine, 1823


Full Name: James Monroe

Born: April 28, 1758

Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia

Father: Spence Monroe (?-1774)

Mother: Elizabeth Jones Monroe (?-?)

Wife: Elizabeth Monroe (1768-1830)

Married: February 15, 1786

Religious Preference: Episcopalian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, Military Commissioner for Southern Army, Minister to France, Minister to England, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, Secretary of War

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Age at Inauguration: 58

Term of Office: March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825

Vice-President: Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)

Died: July 4, 1831

Age at Death: 73

Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia

President at Time of Death: Andrew Jackson


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1816 James Monroe (DR) 183 ----
  Rufus King (F) 34 ----
1820 James Monroe (DR) 231 ----
  John Quincy Adams (IR) 1 ----
  Not Voted 3 ----