James Monroe Edit Profile
Monroe graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1815, and was commissioned in the Artillery Corps.
Shortly after graduating, he was sent to fight in the war with Algiers, and was wounded while serving as a gunnery officer on board the USS Guerriere. From 1817 to 1822, he served as aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott, receiving a promotion to first lieutenant in December 1818. Upon the re-organization of the US Army in 1821, he was assigned to the 4th Artillery Regiment.
In June 1832, he was again appointed as General Scott’s aide for the Black Hawk War, but shortly afterward contracted cholera. He resigned his commission on September 30, 1832 and moved to New York City. Monroe served as assistant alderman of New York City in 1832, alderman 1833-1835, and president of the board of aldermen in 1834.
He was elected as a Whig to the 26th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1841. Following his wife's death he retired from public life to Orange, New Jersey, where he died on September 7, 1870 at age of 70, days before his 71st birthday. He is interred at Trinity Church Cemetery in Manhattan.
Member United States Ho. Member of New York State Senate, 1852-1855</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Orange, New Jersey, Sept.