James Monroe

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James Monroe

In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1825
Vice President Daniel Tompkins
Preceded by James Madison
Succeeded by John Quincy Adams

In office
September 27, 1814 – March 2, 1815
President James Madison
Preceded by John Armstrong
Succeeded by William Crawford

In office
April 2, 1811 – March 4, 1817
President James Madison
Preceded by Robert Smith
Succeeded by John Quincy Adams

In office
January 16, 1811 – April 2, 1811
Preceded by George Smith
Succeeded by George Smith
In office
December 19, 1799 – December 1, 1802
Preceded by James Wood
Succeeded by John Page

In office
April 18, 1803 – February 26, 1808
Nominated by Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by Rufus King
Succeeded by William Pinkney

In office
May 28, 1794 – September 9, 1796
Nominated by George Washington
Preceded by Gouverneur Morris
Succeeded by Charles Pinckney

In office
November 9, 1790 – March 29, 1794
Preceded by John Walker
Succeeded by Stevens Mason

Born April 28, 1758(1758-04-28)
Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Died July 4, 1831(1831-07-04) (aged 73)
New York City, New York, United States
Political party Democratic-Republican Party
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Kortright
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Profession Lawyer
Religion Episcopal
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Service/branch Continental Army
Rank Major
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
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Monroe as he appears in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

James Monroe (28 April 1758–4 July 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817–1825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States, and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation.[1] His presidency was marked both by an "Era of Good Feelings" – a period of relatively little partisan strife – and later by the Panic of 1819 and a fierce national debate over the admission of the Missouri Territory. Monroe is most noted for his proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, which stated that the United States would not tolerate further European intervention in the Americas.


  1. Harlow Unger, James Monroe: The Last Founding Father (2009).

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