Madison, George, 1763-1816

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Madison was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1763. He began a distinguished military career with service in the American Revolution. After moving to Kentucky, Madison served as an officer during the Indian wars. Governor Isaac Shelby appointed him auditor of public accounts in 1796 and Madison retained the office for more than twenty years. In the War of 1812, Madison won distinction on the field before being wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of the River Raisin. Madison resigned as auditor in 1816 and ran for governor. His opponent withdrew from the race, due to the war hero's popularity, so Madison's election was assured. However, he had just taken office when he died at the age of 53, possibly from complications of his war wounds.

From the description of George Madison papers, 1780-1816. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41137625

Biographical note: George Madison was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1763. He began a distinguished military career with service in the American Revolution. After moving to Kentucky, Madison served as an officer during the Indian wars. Governor Isaac Shelby appointed him Auditor of Public Accounts in 1796 and Madison retained the office for more than twenty years. In the War of 1812, Madison won distinction on the field before being wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of the River Raisin.

Madison resigned as auditor in 1816 and ran for governor. His opponent withdrew from the race, due to the war hero's popularity, so Madison's election was assured. However, he had just taken office when he died at the age of fifty-three, possibly from complications of his war wounds.

From the description of Papers, 1780-1814 (bulk 1796-1816). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191917549

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creatorOf Madison, George, 1763-1816. George Madison papers, 1780-1816. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Alexander, Robert, 1767-1841. Robert Alexander papers, 1774-1849. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1816-1820 : Slaughter). Appointments by the governor - civil appointments, 1816-1820. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, KDLA
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1816-1820 : Slaughter). Military returns, 1816. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1816 : Madison). Subunit history. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Madison, George, 1763-1816. Papers, 1780-1814 (bulk 1796-1816). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1816 : Madison). Military returns, 1816. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1816 : Madison). Appointments by the governor - military appointments, 1816. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Waller, Henry, b. 1810. Papers of Henry Waller, 1809-1943 (bulk 1826-1880). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1816 : Madison). Executive journals, 1816. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
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