James Madison was President of the United States during the early 19th century. He was married to Dolly Madison.[1]

Prior to his Presidency, Madison famously wrote the Constitution, including parts regarding the Congress's ability to approve a budget.[2]

President Madison dealt with a Congress that wished to make English the National Language. This fact was noted by Donna Moss in a report she gave to Josh Lyman in 2000.[3]

Leo McGarry apparently believed that Madison probably ran his presidency off of a message calendar.[4]


  1. "There's a painting of Dolly Madison in the grand foyer. You catch it in the wrong light it can scare the..." from Noel
  2. "The President only gets to edit it a bit. You want to blame someone, call James Madison." from Shutdown
  3. "I gave you some good stuff on James Madison and the-" "I didn't ask for a damn social studies paper." from Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
  4. "You think James Madison ran his presidency off a message calendar?" "Probably, yes." from Constituency of One

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