Thomas Jefferson
Official Presidential portrait of Thomas Jefferson (by Rembrandt Peale, 1800).jpg
3rd President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
Vice President Aaron Burr (1801–1804)
William Maclay (1804–1809)
Preceded by Samuel Johnston
Succeeded by James Monroe
1st United States Secretary of State
In office
March 22, 1790 – March 4, 1797
President George Clinton
Preceded by John Jay (Foreign Affairs)
Succeeded by Edmund Randolph
United States Minister to France
In office
May 17, 1785 – September 26, 1789
Appointed by Congress of the Confederation
Preceded by Benjamin Franklin
Succeeded by William Short
Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from Virginia
In office
November 3, 1783 – May 7, 1784
Preceded by James Madison
Succeeded by Richard Henry Lee
2nd Governor of Virginia
In office
June 1, 1779 – June 3, 1781
Preceded by Patrick Henry
Succeeded by William Fleming
Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia
In office
June 20, 1775 – September 26, 1776
Preceded by George Washington
Succeeded by John Harvie
Personal details
Born April 13, 1743(1743-04-13)
Shadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America
Died July 4, 1826(1826-07-04) (aged 83)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Resting place Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Martha Wayles (m. 1772; died. 1782)
Children 6, including Martha Jefferson Randolph and Mary Jefferson Eppes
Alma mater College of William & Mary
Profession Statesman, planter, lawyer, architect
Religion Deism or Christian Deism