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James Monroe was an American politician and from 1817 to 1825 the fifth president of the United States.
Monroe’s political career began in Virginia, which he represented in the Continental Congress in 1783-1786. From 1790 to 1794 he sat in the Senate, and from 1794 to 1796 he was ambassador in Paris. After a few years as governor of Virginia and negotiations in 1803 with France about the Louisiana Purchase and with Spain about Florida, he was ambassador in London from 1803 to 1807, after which he returned to local politics in Virginia. Todays 3 cent stamp depicting James Monroe was issued in 1904. CV is 80 $ for a mint copy.