Thomas Jefferson

Who was Thomas Jefferson?

Anyone who wants to know about America History needs to know more about who was Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13th, 1743. His father was Peter Jefferson and his mother was Jane Randolph. He was the third of ten children.

Thomas married Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1, 1772. He and Martha had six children: Martha “Patsy in 1772, Jane in 1774, an unnamed son who lived for only a few weeks in 1777, Mary “Polly” in 1778, Lucy Elizabeth in 1780, and another Lucy Elizabeth in 1782. Jefferson graduated from the College of William & Mary. He died on July 4, 1826.

Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat, architect, philosopher and a founding father. Before he became President in 1801, Jefferson was the first United States secretary of state under George Washington and then also became the country’s second vice president under John Adams. He served as vice president from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801.

Career Highlights

In office
March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
Vice PresidentAaron Burr (1801–1805)
George Clinton (1805–1809)
BornApril 13, 1743
Shadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America
DiedJuly 4, 1826 (aged 83)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
United States Secretary of State
In office
March 22, 1790 – December 31, 1793
United States Minister to France
In office
May 17, 1785 – September 26, 1789
Minister Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Treaties of Amity and Commerce
In office
May 12, 1784 – May 11, 1786
Delegate to the 
Congress of the Confederation
from Virginia
In office
November 3, 1783 – May 7, 1784
Governor of Virginia
In office
June 1, 1779 – June 3, 1781
Delegate to the Continental Congress
from Virginia
In office
June 20, 1775 – September 26, 1776
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
EducationCollege of William and Mary(BA)

Information of the Life of Thomas Jefferson

Cabinet Members Under Thomas Jefferson

Secretary of StateJames Madison, 1801
Secretary of the TreasurySamuel Dexter (Cont.)
Albert Gallatin, 1801
Secretary of WarHenry Dearborn, 1801
Attorney GeneralLevi Lincoln, 1801
Robert Smith, 1805
John Breckinridge, 1805
Caesar A. Rodney, 1807
Secretary of the NavyBenjamin Stoddert (Cont.)
Robert Smith, 1801

Large Events During Jefferson’s Career & Lifetime

Military service
Member of Virginia House of Burgesses
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
Virginia Constitution
Member of Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence
Minister to France and Secretary of State
Quasi-War with France
Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Marbury vs. Madison
Chesapeake-Leopard Affair and Embargo Act of 1807
1801 Inauguration
1805 Inauguration


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