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|James Madison Jr.
of the United States
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James Madison, the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817), was born in 1751.
He grew up in Orange County, Virginia and attended Princeton (known at the time as The College of New Jersey).
Madison was a student of history and government, and well versed in law. A distinct honor, Madison took part in the framing of the Virginia Constitution (1776), and later served in the Continental Congress and the Virginia Assembly.
Along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, he helped ratify the Constitution through the writing of the "Federalist Papers" essays. He also helped form the Bill of Rights and Republican Party (known as the Jeffersonian Party).
March 16, 1751
- James Madison Jr born in Port Conway, Virginia Colony 
- James Madison served in the Virginia State Legislature 
1780 – 1783
- James Madison served as the youngest member in the Continental Congress
- James Madison was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates
- Eighteen US states have named counties in President Madison's honor. They are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.
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- The Dolley Madison Digital Edition. The Madison Family. Edited by Holly C. Shulman. Accessed by Michael Boynton on March 21, 2016 at 9:45 PM. 
- The Dolley Madison Digital Edition. James Madison's Nieces and Nephews. Edited by Holly C. Shulman. Accessed by Michael Boynton on March 21, 2016 at 9:55 PM.
- James Madison University
- Miller Center
-  James Madison Family Organization
-  President James Madison handwritten pedigree
- Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America, p.140.
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