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Drawing of the U.S. Capitol after burning by the British, George Munger, 1814
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Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third President of the United States. Wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom.

C. Paul Jennewein
Artist

Marble, 28" dia.
1950
House Chamber
​​U.S. Capitol

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.

Last Updated: April 29, 2016