5th President of the United States
1817-1825Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)
Born: April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1831, in New York, New York
Education: Attended College of William and Mary
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Nickname(s): "The Last Cocked Hat"; "Era-of-Good-Feeling President"
Other Government Positions:
- Member of Continental Congress, 1783-86
- United States Senator, 1790-94
- Minister to France, 1794-96
- Governor of Virginia, 1799-1802
- Minister to France and England, 1803-07
- Secretary of State, 1811-17 (under Madison)
- Secretary of War, 1814-15 (under Madison)
Presidential Salary: $25,000
First President to have served in the United States Senate.
First President to have a child marry at the White House.
First President to ride on a steamboat.
First President to have served as Secretary of War.
First President to issue a doctrine, the Monroe Doctrine.
First President to be physically accosted (attacked) while in office.