Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826)

Founding father. Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia statute for religious freedom, member of the Continental Congress, statesman, diplomat, Secretary of State, Vice-President, 3rd President of the United States, founder of the University of Virginia.

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President and author of the Declaration of IndependenceThomas Jefferson

 

The People, Places and Events In America's Founding Years