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Lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson auctioned for 6,875

U.S. News

A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for 6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday's sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson's personal physician at the time of the statesman's death on July 4, 1826. A Heritage Auctions statement says the pre-auction estimate for the hair was 3,000. Company spokesman Eric Bradley says the buyer wished to remain anonymous. The seller was collector William F. Northrop, who purchased the lock in the early 1980s from an autograph scholar.


Thomas Jefferson helped define Americanism as the pursuit of happiness. But what does that mean?

Los Angeles Times

When the feminist movement was born at Seneca Falls in 1848, the manifesto began with the claim that "all men and women are created equal." When Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he cited Jefferson's words -- "the proposition that all men are created equal," to make the Civil War a fight to end slavery. When Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, he announced that he was collecting on a "promissory note" written by Jefferson. Beyond our shores, the Vietnamese constitution, written by Ho Chi Minh, begins "We hold these truths to be self evident."


Lock of Thomas Jefferson's hair sold at Texas auction for over 6,000

FOX News

DALLAS – A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for 6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday's sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson's personal physician at the time of the statesman's death on July 4, 1826. A Heritage Auctions statement says the pre-auction estimate for the hair was 3,000. Company spokesman Eric Bradley says the buyer wished to remain anonymous. The seller was collector William F. Northrop, who purchased the lock in the early 1980s from an autograph scholar.


Defensive tackle Noah Jefferson is leaving USC

Los Angeles Times

USC defensive tackle Noah Jefferson will transfer from the program, Jefferson said on Tuesday. Jefferson, a sophomore, played in the season-opener against Alabama but has not played since. USC Coach Clay Helton cited a shoulder sprain, personal issues and, later, academic issues to explain Jefferson's absence. At one point early this season, Jefferson spent a week at home in Las Vegas. When he returned late in September, Helton said "We're always going to put academics first and make sure he's fully healthy."


Vikings' Justin Jefferson responds to expletive hot mic moment against Bears: 'I ain't no diva'

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson attempted to clear the air Sunday after he was caught on a hot mic cussing at his quarterback Kirk Cousins. The moment came with the Vikings trailing the Chicago Bears, 20-7, late in the second quarter. Cousins dropped back to pass and felt the rush of the Bears' defense.