See on Scoop.itOn This Day

Learn more about Thomas Jefferson, draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the nation’s third president, on Biography.com.

Ajarn Donald‘s insight:

Synopsis

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. He was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence; the nation’s first secretary of state (1789-94); second vice president (1797-1801); and, as the third president (1801-09), the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson died in bed at Monticello (located near Charlottesville, Virginia) on July 4, 1826.

See on www.biography.com