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President Thomas Jefferson born in Virginia 270 years ago today (1743)

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(Wednesday, April 13, 1743)Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the first Secretary of State (1790-1793), the second Vice President of the United States (1797-1801) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809), was born today at his family home’s in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle County.