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In office: March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
Born: April 28, 1758, Westmoreland County, Virginia
Monroe was the fifth President of the United States (1817–1825).
His administration was marked by the acquisition of Florida (1819); the
Missouri Compromise (1820), in which Missouri was declared a slave
state; the admission of Maine in 1820 as a free state; and the
profession of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), declaring U.S. opposition to
European interference in the Americas, as well as breaking all ties with
France remaining from the War of 1812.
Died: July 4, 1831 (age 73), New York City, New York
Monroe moved to New York City to live with his daughter Maria Hester
Monroe Gouverneur who had married Samuel L. Gouverneur in the first
White House wedding. Monroe died there from heart failure and
tuberculosis, becoming the third president to die on the 4th of July.
He was originally buried in New York at the Gouverneur family's vault
in the New York City Marble Cemetery. Twenty-seven years later in 1858
he was re-interred.
Where is James Monroe buried?
- Montpelier Estate National Historic Site, Montpelier Station,
- Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan
- Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia