Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826

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Oil portrait by Rembrandt Peale (1805)
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Born: 13 April 1743, Shadwell, Virginia
Died: 4 July 1826, Charlottesville, Virginia

By far my favorite among the founding fathers, Jefferson is also one of my favorite authors of quotes. He distinguished himself as a horticulturist, statesman, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, author, and inventor. He was ambassador to France under the Articles of Confederation, Secretary of State under George Washington, vice president under John Adams, and the third president of the United States. Jefferson trivia could go on for pages, I particularly enjoyed learning that he is the only two-term US president to never veto an act of Congress.

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