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Jefferson (center) on Mount Rushmore.

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826) was a Human who served as the third President of the United States of America in the 19th century.

Years after his service to the United States, Jefferson's name was still revered and memorable by the 23rd century. When James T. Kirk discovered that a Rey individual was named "Tom", he asked if it was after Tom Sawyer or Tom Jefferson, knowing the Rey to have developed a fascination for Human culture. Around the same time, Kirk's USS Enterprise participated in a starship race course alongside a museum ship named Thomas Jefferson. (TOS novel: The Great Starship Race)

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial park located on Earth in South Dakota bears the likenesses of five of America's most memorable Presidents, including Jefferson, carved out of the granite in the mountain. (TOS novelization: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

There is also a landmark on Earth, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Rose Garden, named for him. (DS9 novelization: The Search)

The USS Yamato had a dedication plaque bearing a motto attributed to Jefferson: "I have sworn eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man". (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia)

Ambassador Spock described Jefferson as an "eminently quotable individual" while discussing methods of combating the Borg in mid 2380. (TNG novel: Before Dishonor)

It is possible that other Federation starships named USS Jefferson were also named for him.
Presidents of the United States of America
Flag of United Earth George Washington (1st) • Thomas Jefferson (3rd) • Abraham Lincoln (16th) • Ulysses S. Grant (18th) • Theodore Roosevelt (26th) • Woodrow Wilson (28th) • Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd) • Harry S. Truman (33rd) • Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th) • John F. Kennedy (35th) • Lyndon B. Johnson (36th) • Richard Nixon (37th) • Jimmy Carter (39th) • Ronald Reagan (40th) • George H. W. Bush (41st) • Bill Clinton (42nd) • George W. Bush (43rd) • Anton York (45th) • Sarah Susan EckertMendoza • unnamed 23rd century President • unnamed 24th century President USA52stars

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