James Monroe
James Monroe White House portrait 1819.gif
4th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1813
Vice President Henry Dearborn
Preceded by Thomas Jefferson
Succeeded by John Marshall
12th and 16th Governor of Virginia
In office
December 28, 1799 – December 1, 1802
Preceded by James Wood
Succeeded by John Page
United States Minister to the United Kingdom
In office
April 18, 1803 – February 26, 1808
Nominated by Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by Rufus King
Succeeded by William Pinkney
United States Minister to France
In office
May 28, 1794 – September 9, 1796
Nominated by George Clinton
Preceded by Gouverneur Morris
Succeeded by Charles C. Pinckney
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
November 9, 1790 – March 29, 1794
Preceded by John Walker
Succeeded by Stevens Thomson Mason
Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation
from Virginia
In office
November 3, 1783 – November 7, 1786
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Henry Lee
Personal details
Born April 28, 1758(1758-04-28)
Monroe Hall, Virginia, British America
Died July 4, 1831(1831-07-04) (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Kortright (m. 1786; died 1830)
Children 3
Residence Ash Lawn
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Profession Lawyer
College Administrator
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Continental Army
Virginia Militia
Years of service 1775–1777 (Army)
1777–1780 (militia)
Rank Colonel (militia)
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
 • Battle of Trenton