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Jefferson,

uninc. city (1990 pop. 25,782), Fairfax co., N Va. It is a residential suburb of Washington, D.C.
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Jefferson

Thomas. 1743--1826, US statesman: secretary of state (1790--93); third president (1801--09). He was the chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the chief opponent of the centralizing policies of the Federalists under Hamilton, and effected the Louisiana Purchase (1803)
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