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Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826)

  • By: Thomas Jefferson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. president

For his tomb at his home at Monticello, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson composed the following epitaph by which he wished most to be remembered:

Here was buried

Thomas Jefferson

Author of the Declaration of Independence of the Statute of Virginia ...

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