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Front: James Madison (1751-1836), 4th President of the United States 1809-1817
Madison was born in Virginia and graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton University). He served as Virginia State legislator 1776-79, delegate to the Continental Congress 1780-83, and Secretary of State 1801-1809. As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 he led the fight for ratification of the constitution. For his efforts, he is regarded as the "Father of the Constitution".