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Jefferson Memorial Picture

Jefferson Memorial Picture

Jefferson Memorial picture shows tourists in early evening looking at memorial, which is next to Tidal Basin.

Thomas Jefferson was known for his diverse interests and high intelligence. He was a political philosopher, architect, musician, book collector, scientist, horticulturist, diplomat, inventor and third President of the United States.

Jefferson was author of Declaration of Independence.

President John Kennedy recognized Jefferson's accomplishments when he told a gathering of American Nobel Prize winners that they were the greatest assemblage of talent in the White House, since President Jefferson had dined there alone.

Jefferson Memorial facts:

  • Ground breaking: December 15, 1938
  • Architect: John Russell Pope
  • Cornerstone laid: November 15, 1939
  • Statue created by: Rudolph Evans
  • Height from floor to top of dome - exterior: 95 feet, 8 inches
  • Height of Jefferson Statute: 19 feet