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Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

A mature Jefferson was painted in 1791 by Charles Willson Peale. He is shown ten years before his presidency, while secretary of state to President Washington. The fuller face of maturity, and the casualness of the hair brushed back show an older man dressed in an American style with a coat of dark blue worn over a buff waistcoat, a popular color combination following the Revolution.

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