When it comes to the presidents of the United States of America, it is not only the Americans that know or are familiar with their leaders. A lot of people all over the world are also aware of the different contributions of these renowned leaders. One of the most popular American presidents is probably James Madison. We all know that James Madison was the fourth president of the said nation. However, there are also some interesting facts about James Madison that most of us still don’t know. That is why for us to know him better; let us try to discuss the different details about former US president, James Madison.
Before heading to the interesting details, let us first talk about the known facts about this honorable leader. James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 in the place of Port Conway, King George in Virginia. His education was in Princeton and he became the president from 1809 to 1817 running under the Democratic – Republican Party. During his term, he was able to work with two vice presidents namely George Clinton (1809 to 1812) and Elbridge Gerry (1813 to 1817). His religion was Episcopalian and he also had military experience during the 1812-1814 war against the British forces. James Madison was married to Dolley Payne Todd Madison. James then died on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia.
These are the known facts about James Madison. However, there are also some information about this president that only a few people know about. One of these is his not-so-tall height. James Madison is only 5 feet and 4 inches tall. His close friends and family call him “Jemmie” as his nick name. James may have joined wars and became the president of the United States, but James is actually weak and frail in appearance. He even weighed less than 100 pounds. James Madison also suffered from diseases particularly chronic arthritis. He even suffered from minor injuries such as having frostbite on his nose. James Madison was also known by some as the person who owns slaves. He may be the fourth president, but James Madison was the first one to wear long trousers. Presidents before him usually wore knee breeches. Aside from all these interesting details about James Madison, he has also appeared on the five thousand bills, which are already not in circulation today.
When James Madison was on his death bed, he was always remembered for his words when he said “I always talk better lying down”. These are just some of the interesting facts about the fourth president of what is now known as one of the most powerful countries in the world, the USA.