Thomas Jefferson
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Information
Real name: Thomas Jefferson
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Affiliations: United States Government

Thomas Jefferson was a politician who was the author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was also the governor of Virginia from 1779-1781.

History

Jefferson was born in the 18th century, on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. His family were wealthy and held a slave plantation. He would later become a politician, and a lawyer. He was also the writer of the Declaration of Independence, which was written on July 4, 1776, which marked Independence Day. He later became the third President of the United States. Jefferson was also part of the Planter elite, so he owned hundreds of black slaves during his lifetime, and he felt that black people were an inferior people. He was recognized as one of the greatest presidents of the United States, and his likeness was even carved into the side of Mount Rushmore, along with three other presidents. There is also a Statue of Thomas Jefferson located in the city of Metropolis.

Appearances and References

The New Adventures of Superman

In the comics

Thomas Jefferson has been referenced in DC Comics as well. Supposedly, he was a descendant of the age-old supervillain known as the White Magician.[2] After the Declaration of Independence was signed, he, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin have a secret meeting. They gather around a table, and the alchemist Taylor Hawke gathers 13 tokens and creates a spiritual embodiment of America. The tokens merge and form a small talisman; on one side of the talisman is an eagle, and on the other side is an eye in a pyramid surrounded by 13 stars. The 13 men agree to protect the talisman and the secret of its existence.[3]

References

  1. A Statue of Thomas Jefferson is seen in this episode, and it is knocked over by one of the Insect Raiders and so Superman is forced to catch it in order to save the Natives of Metropolis below from getting smashed by it.
  2. As seen in Wonder Woman Annual Vol. 2 # 3 (1992).
  3. As revealed in Spectre Vol 3 # 37 (January 1996).

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