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Declaration of Independence


Thomas Jefferson

1743 CE – 1826 CE

President, Vice President, Governor of Virginia, the first Secretary of State of the US, philosopher, scientist, architect, Deist, inventor, farmer:  these all describe Jefferson’s life projects and accomplishments.  His epitaph reads:  “Writer of the Declaration of Independence, The Statute of Religious Freedom of Virginia, and the founder of the University of Virginia.” 

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