A portrait of Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson definition by Webster's New World
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Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826; Am. statesman: 3d president of the U.S. (1801-09): drew up the Declaration of Independence
Jefferson definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A peak, 3,201.6 m (10,497 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of northwest Oregon southeast of Portland.
, Thomas 1743-1826.
The third President of the United States (1801-1809). A member of the second Continental Congress, he drafted the Declaration of Independence (1776). His presidency was marked by the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France (1803) and the Tripolitan War (1801-1805). A political philosopher, educator, and architect, Jefferson designed his own estate, Monticello, and buildings for the University of Virginia.