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Who was Thomas Jefferson?
Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1801 and ended in 1809. He was 57 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1801.

Thomas Jefferson's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his paternal grandfather
'Thomas Jefferson II' who was a Justice of the Peace and sheriff of Henrico County, Virginia. He had a variety of nicknames including Apostle of the Constitution, Sage of Monticello, Father of the Declaration of Independence, Man of the People, The Pen of the Revolution, Long Tom and The Apostle of Democracy. Many of the nicknames referred to his role as an American Founding Father and as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.


Description and Picture of Thomas Jefferson
The picture of Thomas Jefferson portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 6 feet 2.5 inches, which gave rise to the nickname "Long Tom", and had a slim build, 174 pounds in weight. His unusual height resulted in a stooped, loping walk.  He had small, hazel colored eyes and reddish-blond hair that turned gray as he aged and freckles. Thomas Jefferson showed no interest whatsoever in his appearance preferring comfort to fashion. His focus was on his work, not the way he looked - a "Man of the People".

Character and Personality Traits: What was Thomas Jefferson like?
The personality of Thomas Jefferson is described as easy going, open and direct. A great scholar who was diligent and meticulous in his work. A wise and highly intelligent man, some say a genius, and was called the "Sage of Monticello" and the "Father of the Declaration of Independence". Thomas Jefferson preferred his own company to others, a sensitive introvert who appeared reserved to people he did not know.

Facts about President Thomas Jefferson and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Thomas Jefferson famous for? Why was Thomas Jefferson important? The history and life of President Thomas Jefferson during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Thomas Jefferson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Thomas Jefferson?  
 He was the 3rd President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1801 and ended in 1809 (March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1809).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democratic-Republican political party
What other political offices did Thomas Jefferson hold before his presidency?
 The Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769-74
 The Continental Congress, 1775-76
 The Governor of Virginia, 1779-81
 The Continental Congress, 1783-85
 The Minister to France, 1785-89
 The Secretary of State, 1790-93 (under George Washington)
 Vice President, 1797-1801 (under John Adams)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were Aaron Burr (1801-05) and George Clinton (1805-09)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Barbary Wars (1801-1805)
 The Louisiana Purchase made (1803)
 The Embargo Act (1807)
 The 1807 Act of Congress, attempting to end the importation of slaves
What was Thomas Jefferson' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'Man of the People'
Who was Thomas Jefferson' s first  lady?
 The name of the First Lady was Martha Jefferson Randolph
President Thomas Jefferson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Thomas Jefferson can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Thomas Jefferson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Thomas Jefferson born?  
 He was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Peter Jefferson
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Jane Randolph Jefferson
Where was Thomas Jefferson educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the College of William and Mary (Graduated in 1762)
 Religion: Deist
What did Thomas Jefferson do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer and planter
Who was Thomas Jefferson' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Martha Wayles Skelton (1748-1782). They married January 1, 1772
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Martha Washington Jefferson (1772-1836); Jane Randolph Jefferson (1774-75); infant son (1777); Mary Jefferson (1778-1804); Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (1780-81); Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (1782-85)
When did Thomas Jefferson die?
 He died on July 4, 1826, at Monticello
Thomas Jefferson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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