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James Madison, Jr.

James Madison, Jr.

Male 1751 - 1836  (85 years)

 

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President James Madison Memorial at the United States Capitol

Statue of President James Madison located at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building. The James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress is an unusual combination of a national shrine contained in a working building.

In the James Madison Memorial Hall, sits a heroic statue by Walker Hancock. It depicts Madison as a man in his thirties, sitting erect in a chair that is draped with a cloak; his right foot projects beyond the statue's self base. In his right hand is a volume of the Encyclopedie Methodique, which was first on Madison's 1783 list of books that would be useful to the Congress. Hancock sculpted the statue at his Massachusetts studio, and it was carved from a 30-ton block of Carrara marble in Italy. Madison's life dates are carved on the curved front of the pink Tennessee marble pedestal.


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