#1248 Private Thoughts

I’m trying to explain to you and to your listeners what makes for a happy life.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

President Thomas Jefferson speaks about Monticello, his private and daily habits, his compulsiveness and how his Virginian hospitality cost him a personal fortune.

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Further Reading

It’s the Vision, Not Always the Man

The Jefferson Watch

Jefferson is my guiding star. Of the dozen or so historical characters I perform (and on any given day it is more like six or seven), Jefferson is the one who has most shaped my life. I aspire to be a Jeffersonian, which I think is the noblest role for an American.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

I was willing to use a kind of incendiary rhetoric from time to time.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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