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  2. James Madison | Biography, Founding Father, & Presidency

    See all videos for this article. James Madison, in full James Madison, Jr., (born March 16 [March 5, Old Style], 1751, Port Conway, Virginia [U.S.]—died June 28, 1836, Montpelier, Virginia, U.S.), fourth president of the United States (1809–17) and one of the Founding Fathers of his country. At the Constitutional Convention (1787), he influenced the planning and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and collaborated with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay in the publication of the ...

  3. James Madison - Biography, Founding Father & Presidency - HISTORY

    James Madison (1751-1836) was a Founding Father of the United States and the fourth American president, serving in office from 1809 to 1817. An advocate for a strong federal government, the...

  4. James Madison | The White House

    The 4th President of the United States About The White House Presidents James Madison, America’s fourth President (1809-1817), made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by...

  5. James Madison - Presidency, Facts & Wife - Biography

    Who Was James Madison? One of America's Founding Fathers, James Madison wrote the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution, co-wrote the Federalist Papers and sponsored the Bill of Rights.

  6. The Life of James Madison | Montpelier

    James Madison, Founding Father, architect of the Constitution, and fourth President of the United States, was born on March 16, 1751 at his mother’s home in Port Conway, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg. His parents—Nelly Conway Madison and James Madison, Sr.—couldn’t have known that their eldest child would have a major role in shaping the collection of British colonies they currently inhabited into a nation that would ultimately become a global superpower.

  7. James Madison - Wikipedia

    James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father. He served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. Madison is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights .

  8. 10 Things to Know About James Madison - ThoughtCo

    James Madison (1751 - 1836) was the fourth president of the United States. He was known as the Father of the Constitution and was president during the War of 1812. Following are ten key and interesting facts about him and his time as president. Father of the Constitution The constitutional convention in Virginia, 1830, by George Catlin (1796-1872).

  9. 10 Things You May Not Know About James Madison - HISTORY

    Following a stint in the Virginia Convention in 1776, a young James Madison lost a 1777 bid for election to the state’s House of Delegates. He would later write that the defeat was the result of...

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  11. Williamsburg man among JMU students killed in West Virginia crash

    HARRISONBURG, Va. — One of three James Madison University students killed in a crash in West Virginia Thursday night was from Williamsburg, according to a letter from JMU's president on Friday.