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Thomas Jefferson
by John T. Marck



 

 

 
 
 

THOMAS JEFFERSON

3rd President

Term-March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809

Democratic-Republican Party

 

Birth: "Shadwell", Goochland (now Albemarle) County, Virginia, April 13, 1743.

Ancestry: Welsh

Marriage: "The Forest" Charles City, County, Virginia January 1, 1772 to Martha Wayles Skelton who was born in Charles City, County, Virginia October 19, 1748. Martha died on September 6, 1782 at "Monticello", Virginia and is buried there.

Children: Martha (1772-1836); Maria (1778-1804); Lucy Elizabeth (1782-1785). (two daughters and a son died in infancy).

Home: "Monticello", Charlottesville, Virginia.

Education: Private Tutoring; Attended country school in Albemarle County, Virginia; Received B.A. from College of William and Mary.

Religion: No specific denomination.

Occupation before Presidency: Planter, lawyer, writer, philosopher, scientist, architect.

Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of Virginia House of Burgesses; County Lieutenant; County Surveyor; Deputy Delegate to Second Continental Congress; Member of Virginia House of Delegates; Governor of Virginia; Commissioner to France; Minister to France; Secretary of State; Vice-President.

Age at Inauguration: 57

First Administration: Vice-President: Aaron Burr of New York. Inauguration March 4, 1801, Senate Chambers, Washington D.C.

Second Administration: Vice-President: George Clinton of New York. Inauguration March 4, 1805, Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Planter, writer, educator.

Death: "Monticello", Charlottesville, Virginia, July 4, 1826.

Cause of Death: Diarrhea, age 83.

Place of Burial: "Monticello", Charlottesville, Virginia.

Interesting Facts:

Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and Virginia's Act for Religious Freedom. He designed and invented clocks, a dumbwaiter, a polygraph machine, Venetian blinds, a moldboard for a plow and his achromatic telescope.

Although the third President of the U.S., Jefferson was the first man to hold the cabinet position of Secretary of State.

In December 1795, Jefferson planted 1,151 peach trees at his Monticello estate.

When Jefferson became President, the population of the U.S. was 5.3 million.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.