Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure

Image

Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure
Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure bust
Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure magnifying glass in hand closeup

Title

Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure

Identifier

1977-103.153

Source

Accession No.: 1977-103.153

Description

Thomas Jefferson rose to prominence in Virginia politics, supported the revolutionary movement, served in both Continental Congresses, and was a major drafter of the Declaration of Independence. Became Governor of Virginia in 1779 and later succeeded Franklin as U.S. Minister to France. His sympathies were with the Revolutionary French.

In 1790, Thomas Jefferson was appointed President Washington’s Secretary of State. He became the center of opposition to the Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton. He was Vice President to John Adams, and was elected President in 1801. After two dramatic terms, he retired to Monticello.

This sculpture is part of American Revolution! George Stuart Historical Figures ® on display at the Museum of Ventura County 2021-2022. More on the figures at the George S. Stuart Historical Figures, US Patriots and Founders webpage.

Creator

Stuart, George S.

Date

1960s-1970s

Format

Figure

Subject

Jefferson, Thomas--1743-1826
Presidents--United States

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ojai (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Historical Figures® by George S. Stuart
Images © copyright Peter d'Aprix & Dee Finning

Type

Physical Object (Figure)

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Stuart, George S., “Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed June 26, 2022, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4637.