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James Madison
Date: 1751 - 1836
Remarks: 4th U. S. President in 1809 and served 2 terms; Initially a Delegate to the Continental Congress and important collaborator on the writing of the Constitution; Wrote Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay; served in the House of Reps for 8 yrs and became the leader of the Democratic-Republican Party; Secretary of State under Jefferson for 8 years before succeeding him as President