James Monroe
5th President of the United States

James Monroe
Vice President:  Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)
Born  April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died:    July 4, 1831, in New York, New York

Career/Occupation:  Lawyer
Religion:   Episcopalian
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.

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