James Madison, father of the Constitution 1787
Matter of Fact James Madison became known as the "father o£ the Constitution" because of the role he played in establishing establishing the U.S. Constitution. Constitution. The World Almanac recalls that Madison took daily notes of the sessions of the Constitutional Convention Convention of 1787, and greatly aided in framing the document document which incorporated many of his suggestions in its final draft. Copyright 1972, Newspaper Sir .erprlse Assn.