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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.

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

    Thomas Jefferson, (born April 2 [April 13, New Style], 1743, Shadwell, Virginia [U.S.]—died July 4, 1826, Monticello, Virginia, U.S.), draftsman of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and the nation’s first secretary of state (1789–94) and second vice president (1797–1801) and, as the third president (1801–09), the ...

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

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

  5. Thomas Jefferson, a Brief Biography | Monticello

    Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson (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 | 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...

  7. Thomas Jefferson - Quotes, Slaves & Presidency - Biography

    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...

  8. 5 Surprising Facts About Thomas Jefferson | Monticello

    1. He was a (proto) archaeologist. Mastodon Mandible Jefferson collected fossils and was obsessed with animals, especially the mammoth. He even had the bones of a mastodon (now displayed in the Monticello Entrance Hall) sent to him during his residence in the President's House in Washington, DC.

  9. Thomas Jefferson - History

    NAME: Thomas Jefferson NICKNAME: Father of the Declaration of Independence BORN: April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia DIED: July 4, 1826, in Charlottesville, Virginia TIME IN OFFICE: March 4,...

  10. Thomas Jefferson Biography - National Park Service

    Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell, the family home in Virginia, built at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the fringe of what was then the British frontier. Jefferson spent most of his youth, however, on another family estate called Tuckahoe, 50 miles further east than Shadwell.

  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.