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President James Monroe

Birth28 APR 1758
 
Military
 
VA Army / Major / Revolutionary War
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History1777
 
Valley Forge Encampment
Major, USA
US Revolutionary War
Education
 
College Of William And Mary
Occup1790-1794
 
US Senator from VA
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Occup1794-1796
 
USA Ambassador to France
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Occup1803-1807
 
USA Ambassador to United Kingdom
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Election1808
 
USA Presidential Election
Runner up for presidential nominee
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Occup1811-1811
 
VA Governor
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Occup1811-1814
 
USA Secretary of State
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Reside1811/1817
 
Occup1814-1815
 
USA Secretary of War,Defense
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Election1816
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1817-1825
 
USA President
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Election1820
 
USA Presidential Election
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Org.1829
 
Virginia Constitutional Convention, Virginia, Delegate
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Death4 JUL 1831
 
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Aged: 73.2 years

James Monroe was the fourth Virginian to become President, and it was logical that he would follow in the footsteps of his friends Jefferson and Madison. When we reach Monroe, however, we reach an individual about whose religion we know little. He was an Episcopalian and was baptized, married and buried within the Episcopal Church. There is little, however, to indicate his per oral religious sentiments. A paper in the archives of St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, noted that President Monroe "agreed with Jefferson that religion is a matter between our Maker and ourselves." Monroe attended the College of William and Mary, served in the Virginia legislature, was governor of Virginia and was also minister to France and England, as well as Secretary... Read More

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Eliza 

5 DEC 17861835  VA George Hay 
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Maria Hester 

18031850  France, Ile-de-France, Paris Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur 
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The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to GreatnessThe Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to GreatnessJames Monroe: The American Presidents Series: The 5th President, 1817-1825 (American Presidents (Times))James Monroe: The American Presidents Series: The 5th President, 1817-1825 (American Presidents (Times))
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