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Our Third President’s Birthday – April 13, 1743

Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s 270th birthday!  Born at Shadwell Plantation in Albemarle  County, Virginia, to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson, he was the third of their ten children and the first son.  His father died in 1757 and his mother in 1776, a few...

Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson (1743)

“A lawyer without words would be like a workman without tools.”  Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Turpin, February 5, 1769. Born in Albermarle County, Jefferson trained as a lawyer and served in the Continental Congress.  He is regarded as the principal writer...