Thomas Jefferson, Born 13 April 1743, died on 4 July 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
3rd President of The United States served between 1801 and 1809.
The memorial was dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on 13 April 1943 on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson. It is modelled on the Pantheon of Rome. Inside stands a 19ft tall bronze sculpture of Jefferson weighing in at 5 tons