Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Ranked #2 on the list Famous Land Surveyors in History

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About Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Famous For...: American President

Another famous Surveyor General for Virginia, Thomas Jefferson was also appointed as County Surveyor for Albemarle County, Virginia on October 14, 1773. During his tenure as Secretary of State (under President Washington) and as President, Jefferson's instructions and appointments of surveyors to official posts gave the young nation the foresight and direction necessary to promote the orderly settlement of the frontier.

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