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Thomas Jefferson
Date: 1743 - 1826
Remarks: Wrote the 1st draft of the Declaration of Independence and signed final document; 3rd President of the U.S. served 2 terms; Served in the House of Burgess, 1769; Assisted in the formation of the VA Committee of Correspondence; Member of Continental Congress 1775-1776; Governor of VA 1779-81; Minister to France 1785-89; Secretary of State under Washington; Vice-President under Adams 1801-9; Greatest achievement while President was the Louisiana Purchase