James Monroe aka. "The Last Cocked Hat". James Monroe studied law under Thomas Jefferson and went on to be fifth President, serving two terms. He presided over a period of prosperity and westward expansion. As Secretary of State during the Jefferson presidency, Monroe was a key participant in the puchase of the Louisianna Territory from the French. Policy of the U. S. towards the emerging countries of Latin America is known as the Monroe Doctrine. Monroe was the last of the Founding Fathers.
James Monroe Accomplishments, a Virginia native, fought with the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775-83) then embarked on a long political career. A protégé of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Monroe was a delegate to the Continental Congress and served as a U.S. senator, governor of Virginia and minister to France and Great Britain. In 1803, he helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the U.S.
John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.
Samuel Clayborne Rutledge b. Jan 14, 1890 Fannett, Jefferson county, Texas, USA d. Sep 09, 1972 Vidor, Orange county, Texas, USA : MyKindred.com Family Histories - Your Home for RUTLEDGE Genealogy & RUTLEDGE Family History