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Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President ~ 1801-1909.  He was an inventive genius, intuitive and very loyal.

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President ~ 1801-1909. He was an inventive genius, intuitive and very loyal.

Jefferson is credited with several inventions, including the swivel chair, a pedometer, a machine to make fiber from hemp, a letter-copying machine, and the lazy susan.

Jefferson is credited with several inventions, including the swivel chair, a pedometer, a machine to make fiber from hemp, a letter-copying machine, and the lazy susan.

NAME: Thomas Jefferson  OCCUPATION: U.S. President, U.S. Vice President  BIRTH DATE: April 13, 1743  DEATH DATE: July 04, 1826  EDUCATION: College of William and Mary  more about Thomas  BEST KNOWN FOR    Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.

NAME: Thomas Jefferson OCCUPATION: U.S. President, U.S. Vice President BIRTH DATE: April 13, 1743 DEATH DATE: July 04, 1826 EDUCATION: College of William and Mary more about Thomas BEST KNOWN FOR Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.

Ivory Portrait Miniature by some believed to be Thomas Jefferson's daughter Harriet that he had with his slave Sally Hemings. It is believed she was very light skinned and could "pass for white".

Ivory Portrait Miniature by some believed to be Thomas Jefferson's daughter Harriet that he had with his slave Sally Hemings. It is believed she was very light skinned and could "pass for white".

United States Declaration of Independence

United States Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence Natural Law and Legitimate Authority of the United States by David J. Shestokas

Image of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Wilson Peale, 1791. - Credit: Library of Congress

Important Facts About Thomas Jefferson

TJEd (Thomas Jefferson Education) Classics for reading to children - Free audio downloads, intro to TJEd, q&a

TJEd (Thomas Jefferson Education) Classics for reading to children - Free audio downloads, intro to TJEd, q&a

1806 - James Madison Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, became the first child

1806 - James Madison Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, became the first child

Did you know one of our founding fathers was totally into French Cuisine? Learn about this and other fun facts about Thomas Jefferson by clicking here!

10 Fun Facts About Thomas Jefferson

Did you know one of our founding fathers was totally into French Cuisine? Learn about this and other fun facts about Thomas Jefferson by clicking here!

Thomas Jefferson - a true Renaissance man, he wrote our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, was an early American diplomat to France, became our 3rd President, was a self-taught botanist, architect and scientist, and he sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore what lay to the west of the Mississippi river. A remarkable man.

Thomas Jefferson - a true Renaissance man, he wrote our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, was an early American diplomat to France, became our 3rd President, was a self-taught botanist, architect and scientist, and he sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore what lay to the west of the Mississippi river. A remarkable man.

#3 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of third president Thomas Jefferson. (b. 1748 - d. 1782). She died after eleven years of marriage, Jefferson remained a widower for the rest of his life after promising her he would never remarry. Her death also was 18 years before Jefferson was elected president in 1800. No facial image of her survives. This portrait was based on contemporary descriptions and executed 183 years after her death.

#3 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of third president Thomas Jefferson. (b. 1748 - d. 1782). She died after eleven years of marriage, Jefferson remained a widower for the rest of his life after promising her he would never remarry. Her death also was 18 years before Jefferson was elected president in 1800. No facial image of her survives. This portrait was based on contemporary descriptions and executed 183 years after her death.

What if our greatest Presidents never ran for office? Alternative career paths via @Jenna Petersen

What if our greatest Presidents never ran for office? Alternative career paths via @Jenna Petersen

Obituary of John Adams, July 4, 1826  Jefferson and Adams died on the same day...Independence Day.

Obituary of John Adams, July 4, 1826 Jefferson and Adams died on the same day...Independence Day.

Story of Thomas Jefferson Sims contributed by susan snyder

Story of Thomas Jefferson Sims contributed by susan snyder