James Madison, Jr., President of the USA, was born 16 March 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia, United States to James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) and Eleanor Rose (Nelly) Conway (1731-1829) and died 28 June 1836 Montpelier, Virginia, United States of unspecified causes. He married Dolley Payne (1768-1849) 15 September 1794 in Harewood, Jefferson County, Virginia, United States.
Considered to be the "Father of the Constitution", he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and thus is also known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights".
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