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  2. Thomas Jefferson - Wikipedia

    Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.

  3. Thomas Jefferson - Facts, Presidency & Children - HISTORY

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), a statesman, Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was a leading figure in America’s early development.

  4. Thomas Jefferson | Biography, Political Career, & Facts

    Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, who also drafted the Declaration of Independence and served as the first secretary of state. As president, he was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. He was also the founder and architect of the University of Virginia.

  5. Thomas Jefferson Biography - Life and Facts About the Third U.S...

    (Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Lawyer. Father. Scientist. Writer. Revolutionary. Governor. Vice-president. President. Philosopher. Architect. Slave Owner. Many words describe Thomas Jefferson.

  6. Thomas Jefferson: Biography, U.S. President, Founding Father

    Thomas Jefferson was the primary draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the nation's first secretary of state and the second vice president (under John Adams ). As the third president...

  7. Thomas Jefferson | The White House

    Thomas Jefferson, a spokesman for democracy, was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States...

  8. Jefferson's presidency and the turn of the nineteenth century

    Thomas Jefferson, born in Virginia of English ancestry, was one of America’s founders and the main author of the Declaration of Independence, which asserted that the American colonies were forming their own nation—the United States of America—and were no longer subject to British rule.

  9. Thomas Jefferson, (born April 13, 1743, Shadwell, Va.—died July 4, 1826, Monticello, Va., U.S.), Third president of the U.S. (1801–09). Third president of the U.S. (1801–09). He was a planter and became a lawyer in 1767.

  10. Thomas Jefferson - Founding Father, Declaration, Revolution

    Thomas Jefferson - Founding Father, Declaration, Revolution: Jefferson’s inveterate shyness prevented him from playing a significant role in the debates within the Congress. John Adams, a leader in those debates, remembered that Jefferson was silent even in committee meetings, though consistently staunch in his support for independence.

  11. Thomas Jefferson - White House Historical Association

    Thomas Jefferson. 1801-1809. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia to Jane and Peter Jefferson. His father was a Virginia planter, surveyor, and slave owner. At age fourteen, Jefferson’s father died, and Thomas inherited some thirty enslaved individuals.