5. James Monroe

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“The Last Cocked Hat”

  • Full Name: James Monroe
  • Years in Office: 1817–1825
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • Nicknames: “Last Cocked Hat,” “Era of Good Feeling President”
  • Age at Inauguration: 58
  • Vice President: Rufus King (first term), John Quincy Adams (second term)
  • Birth: April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • Death: July 4, 1831 in New York City, New York
  • Place of Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
  • Height: 6’
  • Ancestry: Scottish
  • Father: Spence Monroe (–1774); Carpenter, farmer
  • Mother: Elizabeth Jones Monroe (–)
  • Wife: Elizabeth Kortright (June 30, 1768 – September 23, 1830)
  • Marriage: February 16, 1786 in New York City, New York
  • Children: Eliza Kortright (1786–1835); James Spence (1799–1800); Maria Hester (1803–1850)
  • Home: Montpelier, Virginia
  • Education: Parson Campbell’s school; College of William and Mary
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Revolutionary War – Third Virginia Infantry Regiment and other posts, ending as Lt. Colonel (1776-1780)
    • Law student under Jefferson (1780–1782)
    • Military observer in North Carolina for Jefferson (1780)
    • Lawyer (1782-1811)
    • Member of Virginia House of Delegates (1782, 1787, 1810)
    • Member of Virginia Council of State (1782)
    • Member of U.S. Congress of the Confederation (1783-1786)
    • Member of Virginia convention to ratify U.S. Constitution (1788)
    • U.S. Senator from Virginia (1790-1794)
    • U.S. Minister to France (1794-1796, 1803)
    • U.S. Minister to Great Britain and Spain (1803-1807)
    • Governor of Virginia (1799-1802, 1811)
    • Secretary of State, Madison administration (1811–1817)
    • Secretary of War, Madison administration (1814–1815)
    • President (1817–1825)
    • President of Virginia Constitutional Convention (1829)
    • Writer
  • Writings: The Political Writings of James Monroe

President Monroe’s Homes

James Monroe’s Highland

 

Oak Hill

President Monroe’s Tomb

 

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