March 16, 1751: President James Madison is Born
On this day in 1751, the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, was born in Virginia. Madison was part of the Democratic-Republican party and served as president from 1809-1817.
James Madison will always be remembered as the “Father of the Constitution,” contributor for framing the Bill of Rights, author of the Federalist papers, participant of the Constitutional Convention, and as president of the United States.
Learn more with American Experience’s biography of James Madison.
Image: James Madison, 1828, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, with documents in hand (Library of Congress).