James Madison

Portrait by Charles Willson Peale, 1792

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BORN:
16 March 1751 at Belle Grove Plantation near Port Conway, Virginia
  DIED:
28 June 1836 at Montpelier, Virginia
Buried at Montpelier.

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Listen to Episodes 4 and 5 of Ned Ryun's podcast, History of the Constitutional Convention. Here he gives a two-part overview (in about 20 minutes) of the life of James Madison.

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Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

But as an intellectual enterprise ... [Jefferson’s University of Virgina] proved less satisfactory to its creator when it opened the year before he died. The students turned out be not so much an aristocracy of virtue and talent as a gang of rowdy youths with a taste for drink, gambling, breaking windows, firing guns into the air, and thrashing professors who tried to stop them. The horrified Jefferson came down from his mountain to Charlottesville to reprimand them. Flanked by his dear friends and fellow trustees James Madison and James Monroe, the frail eighty-two-year-old patriarch drew himself up to his full six foot two, began to speak — and burst into tears.

Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)