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Clergyman , College president

James Madison, American clergyman, college president. member of commission to define boundaries between Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1779.

Background

Madison, James was born on August 27, 1749 in Staunton, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Agatha (Strother) Madison.

Education

Graduated from College William and Mary, 1771. Doctor of Divinity, University Pennsylvania, 1785.

Career

Admitted to Virginia bar. Professor natural philosophy and mathematics College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1773-1789, president, 1777-1812, professor natural and moral philosophy, 1784. Ordained to ministry Church of England (Protestant Episcopal Church), 1776.

Commissioned captain of a militia company, 1777. Member of commission to define boundaries between Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1779. Prominent in formation Diocese of Virginia.

President 1st Convention of Church, 1785. Elected 1st bishop Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia, 1790, Author: A Map of Virginia formed from Actual Surveys, 1807.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Map of Virginia formed from Actual Surveys, 1807.

Membership

Member of commission to define boundaries between Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1779.

Connections

Married Sarah Tate, 1779, 2 children.

father:
John Madison

mother:
Agatha (Strother) Madison

spouse:
Sarah Tate