03 Thomas Jefferson

03 Thomas Jefferson

03 Thomas Jefferson

03 Thomas Jefferson
03 Thomas Jefferson

 
  • Term: 3rd President of the United States (1801-1809)
  • Vice President: Aaron Burr (1801-1805) • George Clinton (1805-1809)
  • Born: April 13, 1743, Shadwell plantation, Goochland County, Virginia
  • Nickname: "Man of the People," "Sage of Monticello"
  • Education: College of William and Mary (graduated 1762)
  • Religion: No formal affiliation
  • Marriage: January 1, 1772, to Martha Wayles Skelton (1748-1782)
  • Children: Martha (1772-1836), Jane Randolph (1774-1775), infant son (1777), Mary (1778-1804), Lucy Elizabeth (1780-1781), Lucy Elizabeth (1782-1785)
  • Career: Lawyer, Planter
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • Writings: Writings (10 vols., 1892-99), ed. by Paul L. Ford; The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (1950- ), ed. by Julian P. Boyd; Notes on the State of Virginia 1781 (1955), ed. by William Peden; Autobiography (1959), ed. by Dumas Malone
  • Died: July 4, 1826, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Buried: Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Trivia:
Graduated College of William and Mary (1762) Secretary of State under Washington, Vice-President under Adams. Jefferson was the first president to shake hands with guests. Previously people bowed to Presidents. Jefferson's library of 6,000 books was purchased for $ 23.950 and formed the basis of the Library of Congress. Principal author of the Declaration of Independence. First president to take his oath in Washington, D.C. Jefferson and Adams were the only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, and they both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826. He designed his own tombstone and wrote his own epitaph, omitting the fact that he was President of the United States.


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