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Thomas Jefferson

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For the Protectron unit, see Thomas Jefferson (robot). For real world information about Jefferson, see Thomas Jefferson on Wikipedia. For other characters in the Fallout universe named Thomas, see Thomas.
Mentioned-only character
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationUnited States of America
Principle author of the Declaration of Independence.
FamilySally Hemings (half-sister-in-law)
Mentioned inFallout 3
Fallout 76

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third president of the United States of America.


Best known for drafting the American Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a Congressman, wartime governor and diplomat before his presidency (1801-1809). His election over John Adams was known as the Revolution of 1800 as it ended the cycle of Federalist presidents and instated a new Democratic-Republican (Jefferson). Under his presidency, Jefferson oversaw the purchase of Louisiana in 1803 from the French and the Corps of Discovery's expedition across the American continent from 1804-1806.

He was the answer of a question at the National Archives' pop quiz terminals, and has his memorial as the site of Project Purity.


Thomas Jefferson is mentioned-only in Fallout 3 and Fallout 76.

Notable quote

  • "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."
  • "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
  • "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto."
  • "A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit."
  • "Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."