Mr. Jefferson, as we call him where I work, advocated some pretty important things. Around here, we consider him the founder of U.Va., which was one of the three items he wanted noted on his tomb stone and which is an important landmark in the history of higher education. Today we celebrate the anniversery of his birth. Like most of us, he wasn’t perfect, but those who know more than I do can document his achievements. They are extraordinary, as noted by Wikipedia authors:

Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.-4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801-09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803), the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) and the failed Embargo Act of 1807.


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