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  2. Thomas Jefferson - Wikipedia

    Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 [a] – 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 previously the nation's second vice president under John Adams and the first United States secretary of state under George Washington.

  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 statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.

  4. 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 (1801 ...

  5. 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...

  6. Thomas Jefferson Biography - National Park Service

    Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson: Biography. While Thomas Jefferson was a youth, he made a pact with his best friend, Dabney Carr, that in the event of the death of either of them, the survivor would bury the other under a particular oak on a small mountain, a place Jefferson called "Monticello." When Carr died at the age of 30 in 1773, he remained Jefferson's best friend, their comradeship further solidified by the fact that Carr had married Jefferson's favorite sister Martha.

  7. Thomas Jefferson - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    1. Life and Writings. Thomas Jefferson was a born at Shadwell, Virginia, on April 13, 1743. His father, Peter Jefferson (1708–1757), was a farmer and surveyor, and did much, from his own initiative and hard work, to improve himself through reading and communal involvement.

  8. 25 Things You Might Not Know About Thomas Jefferson

    Born April 13 (April 2 on the pre-Gregorian calendar), 1743 at his father’s Shadwell plantation in Virginia, Jefferson was one of 10 children (eight of whom survived to adulthood). While he...