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Quick facts and trivia:

Birthday: March 16, 1751
Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia
Religion: Episcopalian
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: Colonel
Married: Dolley Payne Todd Madison
Children: none
President number: 4th
Political Party: Democrat-Republican
Runner Up: Charles C. Pickney - DeWitt Clinton
Vice President: George Clinton (1st term) - Elbridge Gerry (2nd term)
Age at Inauguration: 57
Served: 1809-1817
Number of terms: 2
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State
Died: June 28, 1836
Age at Death: 85
Place of Burial: Montpelier, Virginia

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- James Madison was born on a plantation in Virginia, the oldest of 8 children.

- Madison graduated in only two years from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

- Madison helped write the Constitution that became law in March 1789. He was considered "The Father of the Constitution."

- Madison declared war on Britain in 1812.

- During the time of the Continental Congress, Madison was afraid that wrong people might read his letters. He used a secret code when he wrote to Thomas Jefferson and other friends.

- James Madison was the smallest president. He was only 5 feet 4 inches and weighed less than 100 pounds.


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