Tue July 25, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Birthday


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Old picture of Thomas Jefferson in his prime

This year Thomas Jefferson Birthday is celebrated/ observed on Friday April 13th, 2018. Thomas Jefferson's birthday is held on April 13 each year. He was the third president of the United States and one of the principle authors of the Declaration of Independence.

Celebration\ Observance

Thomas Jefferson served as President of the United States from 1801 though 1809. His political leanings were republicanism (individualism vs large central government or federalism). He served as United States Minister to France in 1785 and later as Secretary of State 1790 to 1793 under President George Washington who is honored with the national holiday Presidents Day.

History

He was born April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia and represented Virginia in the Continental Congress. He served in many capacities throughout his years including a leading role in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. He died on July 4, 1826 in Monticello, Virginia.





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