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3 - Thomas Jefferson

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: April 13, 1743

Birthplace: Shadwell plantation, Goochland (now Albemarle) County, Virginia

Father: Colonel Peter Jefferson (1708-1757)

Mother: Jane Randolph (1720-1776)

Height at Prime: 6 feet 2 ½ inches

Physical Description: Thin build, hazel eyes, angular nose, red hair that turned sandy with age

Religion: Deism

Wife: Martha Wayles Skelton (October 30, 1748 – September 6, 1782)

Marriage Date: January 1, 1772

Marriage Place: The Forest (estate of bride’s father), Charles City County, Virginia

Children:

-- Martha Washington Jefferson Randolph (September 27, 1772 – October 10, 1836)

-- Jane Randolph Jefferson (April 3, 1774 – September 1775)

-- Unnamed Son Jefferson (May 28, 1777 – June 14, 1777)

-- Mary Jefferson Eppes (August 1, 1778 – April 17, 1804)

-- Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson I (November 3, 1780 – April 15, 1781)

-- Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson II (May 8, 1782 – October 13, 1784)

Death Date: July 4, 1826

Place of Death: Monticello estate, Charlottesville, Virginia

Cause of Death: Heart failure caused by dehydration resulting from dysentery

Final Words: “Is it the Fourth?”

Burial Place: Monticello cemetery, Monticello estate, Charlottesville, Virginia

Professional Statistics:

Member of House of Burgesses (1769-1774)

Member of the Continental Congress (1775-1776)

Author of the Declaration of Independence (1776)

Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1776-1779)

Governor of Virginia (1779-1781)

Member of the Continental Congress (1783-1784)

Minister to France (1785-1789)

Secretary of State (1790-1793)

Vice President (1797-1801)

3rd President of the United States (1801-1809)

His Vice Presidents:

-- Aaron Burr (1801-1805)

-- George Clinton (1805-1809)

Events During Presidency:

Revolution of 1800 (marked the fall of Federalism and the rise of Republicanism)

Tripolitan War (1801-1805)

Louisiana Purchase (1803)

Ohio admitted to the Union (1803)

Twelfth Amendment Ratified (1804)

Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)

Abolition of the Slave Trade (1807)

Executive Privilege (1807 when he refused to testify at Aaron Burr’s trial)

Embargo during the Napoleonic Wars (1807-1809)


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