(1743 – 1826)
Significance Rating: 500
STR: 51 --- DEX: 68 --- AGL: 55
WPR: 36 --- PER: 49 --- PCN: 75
STA: 58 --- UMS: 53 --- WNDS: 13
Mechanics/Inventing, Master 113; Military Leadership, Master 101; Equestrian, Expert 96; Languages/Oratory Persuasion, Expert 83; Pistol, Specialist 83.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, founder of the University of Virginia, and third president of the United States. His father, Peter, was a successful planter and surveyor and his mother, Jane, was a member of one of Virginia's most distinguished families. Jefferson inherited a sizable estate from his father, and was a successful lawyer in his own right. As a member of the Continental Congress, he was chosen in 1776 to draft the Declaration of Independence. He then returned to Virginia, serving as governor from 1779 to 1781. In 1790, he became Secretary of State under George Washington, and he was elected president 10 years later. Jefferson spoke five languages, and was deeply interested in science, inventing, architecture, religion, and philosophy.
Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, appropriately enough, on July 4.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."