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James Madison Jr.

Member From: 1776 - 1800

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  • Birth Date: March 16, 1751 Birth Place:Port Conway, Virginia
  • Death Date: June 28, 1836
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Dolley Payne Todd
  • Children: John Payne Todd (step son)
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  • Education: College of New Jersey (Princeton University) - Bachelor's Degree in 1771
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  • Additional Info Links: https://www.montpelier.org/learn/the-life-of-james-madison
  • Additional Info: ​1778 Assembly - Jr. suffix added;
    James Madison, Jr. having been elected a delegate to Congress, was declared ineligible for the House. Charles Porter was elected in his place. 
    Jr. suffix omitted with 1785 - 1786 & 1799 - 1800 Assemblies
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Continental Congress
    U.S. House of Representatives (1789-1796)
    President of the United States (1809 - 1817)
    Secretary of State in Jefferson Administration (1801 - 1809);
    "Father of the Constitution"
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1776 Orange Privileges & Elections
1778 Orange
1784-1785 Orange Commerce (Chair)
Courts of Justice (Nov. 1784) (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1785-1786 Orange Courts of Justice (Chair)
Privileges and Elections
1786-1787 Orange
1799-1800 Orange Privileges and Elections (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances

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