Thomas Jefferson

 
 
3rd President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
Vice PresidentAaron Burr (1801–1805)
George Clinton (1805–1809)
Preceded byJohn Adams
Succeeded byJames Madison
2nd Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
PresidentJohn Adams
Preceded byJohn Adams
Succeeded byAaron Burr
1st United States Secretary of State
In office
March 22, 1790 – December 31, 1793
PresidentGeorge Washington
Preceded byJohn Jay (Foreign Affairs)
Succeeded byEdmund Randolph
2nd United States Minister to France
In office
May 17, 1785 – September 26, 1789
Appointed byCongress of the Confederation
Preceded byBenjamin Franklin
Succeeded byWilliam Short
Minister Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Treaties of Amity and Commerce
In office
May 12, 1784 – May 11, 1786
Appointed byCongress of the Confederation
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Delegate to the
Congress of the Confederation
from Virginia
In office
November 3, 1783 – May 7, 1784
Preceded byJames Madison
Succeeded byRichard Lee
2nd Governor of Virginia
In office
June 1, 1779 – June 3, 1781
Preceded byPatrick Henry
Succeeded byWilliam Fleming
Delegate to the Continental Congress
from Virginia
In office
June 20, 1775 – September 26, 1776
Preceded byGeorge Washington
Succeeded byJohn Harvie
ConstituencySecond Continental Congress
Personal details
BornApril 13, 1743
Shadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America
DiedJuly 4, 1826 (aged 83)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeMonticello, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)
Martha Wayles
(m. 1772; died 1782)
Children11, including Martha and Mary
5 with Sally Hemings including Madison and Eston
EducationCollege of William and Mary (BA)
SignatureThomas Jefferson signature
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