Father of the Constitution


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Gravestone of James and Dolley (Payne) Madison, Montpelier, Virginia

James Madison (1751-1836), was best known as “The Father of the Constitution”, however he lost much of his well deserved prestige after becoming President. When he died in 1836, he was the last surviving signer of the U.S. Constitution. Dolly became the “Madonna” of 19th century America. See “The Dolly Madison Project”.

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The image, James and Dolley Madison, is subject to copyright by Kelly Nigro. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool. (112)

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