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Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the United States



2nd Vice-President of the United States


"If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated when reason is left free to combat it."

--Inaugural Address, 1801.

Full Name: Thomas Jefferson

Born: April 13, 1743

Birthplace: "Shadwell", Goochland (now Albemarie) County, Virginia

Father: Peter Jefferson (1708-1757)

Mother: Jane Randolph Jefferson (1720-1770)

Wife: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (1748-1782)

Married: January 1, 1772

Religious Preference: No specific domination

Previous Experience: Planter, lawyer, writer, philosopher, scientist, architect, diplomat, Vice-President

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Age at Inauguration: 57

Term of Office: (Vice-President) March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801

Term of Office: (President) March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1809


Died: July 4, 1826

Age at Death: 83

Place of Burial: "Monticello", Charlottesville, Virginia

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1800 Thomas Jefferson (D-R) 73 N/A
  Aaron Burr (DR) 73 N/A
  John Adams (F) 65 N/A
  Charles C. Pinckney (F) 64 N/A
  John Jay (F) 1 N/A
1804 Thomas Jefferson (DR) 162 N/A
  Charles C. Pinckney (F) 14 N/A