Thomas Jefferson

Events

Birth Date

April 13, 1743

Graduation

1762

Graduates from Williams and Mary and begins reading law with George Wythe

Lawyer

1767

Concludes his studies with George Wythe, is admitted to the Virginia Bar, and moves back to Shadwell.

House of Burgesses

1768

At age of 25, Jefferson is elected to the Virginia House Of Burgesses. AT the same time he works on his home in Monticello.

Marriage

January 1, 1772

Marries Martha Wayles Skelton

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

Drafted the Declaration of Independence

Governor of Virginia

1779 - 1781

Bill of Rights

1791

Bill of Rights were ratified

President

1801 - 1809

Death date

July 4, 1826