James Monroe

5th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
Vice PresidentDaniel D. Tompkins
Preceded byJames Madison
Succeeded byJohn Quincy Adams
8th United States Secretary of War
In office
September 27, 1814 – March 2, 1815
PresidentJames Madison
Preceded byJohn Armstrong Jr.
Succeeded byAlexander Dallas (acting)
7th United States Secretary of State
In office
April 6, 1811 – March 4, 1817
PresidentJames Madison
Preceded byRobert Smith
Succeeded byJohn Quincy Adams
12th and 16th Governor of Virginia
In office
January 16, 1811 – April 2, 1811
Preceded byGeorge W. Smith (acting)
Succeeded byGeorge W. Smith
In office
December 28, 1799 – December 1, 1802
Preceded byJames Wood
Succeeded byJohn Page
4th United States Minister to the United Kingdom
In office
August 17, 1803 – October 7, 1807
PresidentThomas Jefferson
Preceded byRufus King
Succeeded byWilliam Pinkney
5th United States Minister to France
In office
August 15, 1794 – December 9, 1796
PresidentGeorge Washington
Preceded byGouverneur Morris
Succeeded byCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
November 9, 1790 – May 27, 1794
Preceded byJohn Walker
Succeeded byStevens Thomson Mason
Delegate to the
Congress of the Confederation
from Virginia
In office
November 3, 1783 – November 7, 1786
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byHenry Lee III
Personal details
BornApril 28, 1758
Monroe Hall, Virginia, British America
DiedJuly 4, 1831 (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathHeart failure and tuberculosis
Resting placeHollywood Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Elizabeth Kortright
(m. 1786; died 1830)
Children3, including Eliza
EducationCollege of William and Mary
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service Continental Army
Virginia Militia
Years of service1775–1777 (Army)
1777–1780 (Militia)
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major (Army)
US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel (Militia)
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
 • Battle of Trenton (WIA)
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