Jefferson's Birthday

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Jefferson's Birthday
Gilbert Stuart Thomas Jefferson.jpg
Observed byUnited States
DateApril 13
Next timeApril 13, 2020 (2020-04-13)

Jefferson's Birthday officially honors the birth of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson on April 13, 1743. This day was recognized by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of Presidential Proclamation 2276, issued on March 21, 1938.[1]

More recently, President George W. Bush issued proclamation 8124 on April 11, 2007, stating that "... on Thomas Jefferson Day, we commemorate the birthday of a monumental figure whose place in our Nation’s history will always be cherished".[2]


  1. ^ Thomas Jefferson Day Pub Res No 60 of August 16, 1937
  2. ^ Proclamation 8124 of April 11, 2007

3. Birth of Thomas Jefferson [1]