James Madison

James Madison Fact Sheet

The 4th President of the United States

Name: James Madison

Number of terms he served: Two

Year he took office: 1809

Birth Date: March 16, 1751

Age when he took office: 42

State of Birth: Port Conway, Virginia

Vice President: George Clinton (1), Elbridge Gerry (2)

What Party was he from: Democratic – Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

James Madison was the president during the War of 1812. He reluctantly declared war because the Americans had been pushing the Indians out of their lands. Finally in 1814, Madison talked over a peace treaty with the British, who had sided with the Indians. The war ended in December 1814.

What did he do after he left office:

James Madison remained active in certain American causes after he left office. And in 1826 he became rector of the University of Virginia, the University created by Thomas Jefferson. He died on June 28th, 1836, a respected man, a great thinker and a statesman who served his country.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Father of the Constitution

Was he married:

Yes, Dolley Dandridge Payne Todd

Did he have children:


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