James Madison
Timeline: Short-lived US

President of the United States of America
1809 – 1816

Predecessor Thomas Jefferson
Successor Elbridge Gerry
Born March 16, 1751
Port Conway, Virginia
Died May 17, 1816 (aged 65)
Georgetown (named Washington at the time)
Spouse Dolley Todd Madison
Political Party Democratic-Republican
Profession Lawyer, politician

James Madison (March 16, 1751 – May 14, 1816) was the fourth president of the United States of America. He led the United States to the War of 1812 in June 1812, and redeclared war in March 1815 after the Battle of New Orleans and Napoleon's return. James Madison was killed in the Battle of Washington when a stray shot hit him in the shoulder. His vice president, Elbridge Gerry, succeeded him as president.