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James Madison - Courtesy of The White House

The Place to Look for Information on 
James and Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison - Courtesy of The White House 
Every effort is made to ensure that these sites contain accurate information, however most of these sites are outside of our control. 

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For more information on James Madison:

James Madison Facts

Brief Chronology of the Life of James Madison

The White House

Grolier On-Line Encyclopedia

James Madison University's Legacy of James Madison page.

Madison Family Tree

NEW An 1809 biography of James Madison from the American Mercury

The Papers of James Madison
These wonderful people are publishing the letters and other writings of James Madison.

The Internet Public Library's POTUS (Presidents of the United States) Site
This is a wonderful source of information.  The only point to question is their listing of Madison's occupation as "lawyer." His occupation is probably better described as Planter/Politician. Madison never practiced law and did not receive training in it.

James Madison on Slavery
written by our own Ken Clark.

James Madison's Notes on the Debates in the Federal (Constitutional) Convention of 1787
The complete text available on-line.

The Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. The complete text available on-line.

The text of a speech made by James Madison introducing his proposed amendments to the Constitution.

A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison
written by one of his former slaves, Paul Jennings. This is the first White House memoir.

Information on James Madison's home, Montpelier.

Books on James Madison in the On-line Bookstore.


For more information on Dolley Madison:

Dolley Madison Facts

Brief Chronology of the Life of Dolley Madison

The White House

The Papers of Dolley Madison
this is a terrific new site dedicated to Dolley Madison. A must see!

Grolier On-Line Encyclopedia

The First Ladies Library

The Greensboro Historical Museum
this wonderful museum has one of the best collections of Dolley Madison items in the world.

Books on Dolley Madison in the On-line Bookstore.

Other Pages of Interest:

White House Historical Association

The White House Historical Association
A great place to learn more about the history of the White House and the people who lived there.

James Madison  

Date of Birth March 16, 1751
Place of Birth Port Conway, King George Co., VA  
(directly across the Rappahannock River from Port Royal)
Parents James Madison, Sr. and Nelly Conway Madison
Wife Dolley Payne Todd
Marriage Date 
and Place
September 15, 1794 
Harewood, Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia)
College College of New Jersey (now Princeton)
Presidential Term Dates March 1809 - March 1817
Occupation Planter and Politician
Children none
Death Date June 28, 1836
Place of Death Montpelier, Orange Co., Virginia
Place of Burial Madison Family Cemetery, Montpelier, Orange Co., Virginia

"The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions, is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated. Let the open enemy to it be regarded as a Pandora with her box opened, and the disguised one as the serpent creeping with deadly wiles into Paradise."

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Dolley Payne Todd Madison  

Date of Birth May 20, 1768
Place of Birth  Guilford Co., North Carolina
Parents John Payne and Mary Coles Payne
Husbands John Todd 
James Madison
Children John Payne Todd 
William Temple Todd
Date of Death July 12, 1849
Place of Death Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.
Place of Burial Madison Family Cemetery, Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia

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