How old was Thomas Jefferson in 1787?
Any encyclopedia, or even a dictionary for that matter, would tell you he was born in 1743. Therefor he turned 44 in 1787. Michael Montagne
According to http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html , Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743. If the question is how old was Thomas Jefferson in 1787, this means we have a simple math problem.
Thus meaning Thomas Jefferson would have been 44 years old in 1787.
Being that Jefferson was born in the year 1743, he would have been 44 years of age in 1787.
According to the World Book encyclopedia, Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743. For this reason Jefferson would have been 44 years old in 1787.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Ordinance of 1784 which was significantly different from the Ordinance of 1787(A.K.A. the Northwest Ordinance). although most of the ideas from the Ordinance of 1784 were carried over into the revised document, Thomas Jefferson was not involved in writing the Ordinance of 1787 except for leaving behind a framework for others to use.
Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution, nor was he present at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 or when the First Amendment and religious freedoms were debated in the first session of Congress in 1789. During that time he was serving as US Minister to France (equivalent to Ambassador to France).