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Thomas Jefferson Randolph (September 12, 1792 – October 8, 1875) of Albemarle County served in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson Randolph. He was the eldest grandson of United States President Thomas Jefferson, who designated Randolph as his sole executor in his will. Randolph married Jane Hollins Nicholas, daughter of Wilson Cary Nicholas, in 1815. In 1829, he published Memoir, Correspondence And Miscellanies: From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, the first collection of Jefferson's writings.

After the Southampton slave insurrection of 1831, he introduced a post nati emancipation plan in the Virginia House of Delegates. From 1857 to 1864 Randolph was the rector of the University of Virginiamarker after the death of the previous rector, Andrew Stevenson. He served as the temporary chairman of the 1872 Democratic National Convention.


  1. Speech of Thomas J. Randolph in the House of Delegates of Virginia, on the abolition of slavery. Retrieved on 2006-12-06.
  2. Manual of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-12-05.

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