|Birth Day||April 28, 1758|
|Birth Place||Monroe Hall, VA|
|Age||261 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jul 4, 1831 (age 73)|
He studied law under Thomas Jefferson before serving as an anti-federalist delegate from Virginia in the Continental Congress.
His parents, Spencer Monroe and Elizabeth Jones, were wealthy plantation owners. He was married to Elizabeth Monroe from 1786 until her death in 1830.
He was appointed Minister to France in 1794, a volatile time in the country's history, and would be instrumental in Thomas Paine's release after Paine was arrested for publicly protesting Louis XVI's execution.