James Monroe (1758 – 1831)

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Life in Brief: James Monroe was the last American President of the “Virginia Dynasty”—of the first five men who held that position, four hailed from Virginia. Monroe also had a long and distinguished public career as a soldier, diplomat, governor, senator, an… more life in brief »

Essays about James Monroe

About His Administration

First Lady
Elizabeth Monroe
Secretary of the Treasury
William H. Crawford (1817–1825)

Facts about James Monroe

Term
:
5th President of the United States (1817 – 1825)
Born
:
April 28, 1758, Westmoreland County, Virginia
Political Party
:
Democratic-Republican
Died
:
July 04, 1831
Nickname
:
“The Last Cocked Hat,” “Era-of-Good-Feelings President”
Education
:
College of William and Mary (graduated 1776)
Religion
:
Episcopalian
Marriage
:
February 16, 1786, to Elizabeth Kortright (1768–1830)
Children
:
Eliza Kortright (1786–1835), James Spence (1799–1800), Maria Hester (1803–1850)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
New York City, New York
Writings

Writings (7 vols., 1898–1903), ed. by S. M. Hamilton; Autobiography (1959), ed. by Stuart G. Brown and Donald G. Baker


Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Daniel Preston

Dr. Preston is the editor of The Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington. The first two volumes in that eight-volume series have been published by Greenwood Press.

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