What is Jefferson?

  • (noun): 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826).
    Synonyms: Thomas Jefferson, President Jefferson


Jefferson often refers to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, the principal author of its Declaration of Independence.

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Poplar Forest
... Poplar Forest was Thomas Jefferson's plantation and plantation house in what is now Forest, Virginia, near Lynchburg ... "It is the most valuable of my possessions," Jefferson once wrote a correspondent ... Although he had intended it for his youngest daughter Mary Jefferson Eppes and her family, she died at age 26 ...
Jefferson, Colorado - Geography
... Jefferson is located at 39°22.6′N 105°48.0′W / 39.3767°N 105.8°W / 39.3767 -105.8 (39.568,-105.801) ...
Jefferson College
... Jefferson College is the name of the following institutions of higher learning Jefferson College (Missouri), a two-year community college in Hillsboro, Missouri Jefferson College (Washington, Mississippi), a ...
Jefferson Literary And Debating Society
... The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society is a debating and literary society at the University of Virginia ... principally in Hotel C of the University's West Range, known colloquially as "Jefferson Hall", "Jeff Hall", or simply the "Hall" ... After Phi Beta Kappa the Jefferson Society is the second oldest continually existing Greek-lettered organization in the country ...
Kentucky Senate - Members - List of Current Senators
... Agriculture Dennis Parrett D Elizabethtown 10 Hardin, Jefferson 2011 John Schickel R Union 11 Boone, Gallatin, Kenton 2009 Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations Alice. 2009 Tim Shaughnessy D Louisville 19 Jefferson 1989 Paul Hornback R Shelbyville 20 Bullitt, Shelby, Spencer 2011 Tom Jensen R London 21 Estil, Jackson, Laurel, Menifee ... Neal D Louisville 33 Jefferson 1989 Jared Carpenter R Berea 34 Lincoln, Madison, Rockcastle 2011 Denise Harper Angel D Louisville 35 Jefferson 2005 Julie Denton R Louisville 36 Jefferson 1995 Health Welfare ...

Famous quotes containing the word jefferson:

    I throw myself on your discretion and shew my confidence in it when I thus venture to write in a private character what seems to contradict my public duty.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    The history of his present majesty, is a history of unremitting injuries and usurpations ... all of which have in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world, for the truth of which we pledge a faith yet unsullied by falsehood.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    I find ... that he is happiest of whom the world sais least, good or bad.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)