|President James Madison
March 16, 1751- June 28, 1836
BORN: March 16, 1751
DIED: June 28, 1836
POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic-Republican
VICE PRESIDENT: George Clinton
WIFE: Dolley Madison
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: None
- Madison was the first president to experience enemy fire during war.
- Madison was the smallest U.S. president. He stood 5 feet 4 inches tall
and weighed less than 100 lbs.
- Madisonís wife, Dolley, sent the first personal message using the Morse
NOTABLE EVENTS DURING HIS PRESIDENCY:
- Madison handily defeats DeWitt Clinton to win his second term in office.
- Washington, D.C. was captured and burned by British soldiers (1814)
- Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812, but fighting continued. (1814)