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date: 09 December 2019

Monroe, Jameslocked

(28 April 1758–04 July 1831)
  • Harry Ammon

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Monroe, James (28 April 1758–04 July 1831), fifth president of the United States, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the son of Spence Monroe and Elizabeth Jones, owners of a modest 600-acre plantation. He entered William and Mary College in 1774 but left two years later to enlist as a lieutenant in the Third Virginia Regiment, fighting in the battles in New York. After being seriously wounded at Trenton, he was promoted to major. From 1777 to 1778 he held a colonelcy as an aide to General ...

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