Thomas Jefferson: Father of the American Trademark

Thomas Jefferson is a controversial American hero. He was one of the authors and signers of the Declaration of Independence, a framer of the Constitution and the third President of the United States of America. He lead a versatile career as statesman, architect, scientist, educator, inventor and planter. He led early efforts to abolish slavery but was a slave owner himself. The Library of Congress and trademarks as they are used today in Commerce can be counted among his lasting contributions.

Thomas Jefferson's seal
The mark of Thomas Jefferson's personal seal.
reproduction on newspaper section Newspaper clipping about Jefferson's inauguration.
picture of George Washington and his cabinet
Library of Congress reading room
A reading room at the
Library of Congress.
Jefferson Electric trademark image
A trademark featuring Jefferson was
Published for Opposition in 1937.

To read more about Thomas Jefferson, see Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington 1789 to John F. Kennedy 1961, The Presidents of the United States: The First Twenty Years by John Gudias, Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress by John Y. Cole and Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : an American controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed.

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