|Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826|
Art collector, governor of Virginia, the third president of the United States, 1801-1809, and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
When Jefferson left his diplomatic post in Paris and returned to the United States in 1789, he sent home 86 crates of French furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, prints and books (Moonan, Wendy(2002, Oct. 11). Antiques. New York Times, http://query.nytimes.com (4/23/2008)).
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