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William Short

Birthdate: (90)
Death: 1849 (90)
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Short and Elizabeth Short
Partner of Alexandrine Charlotte de Rohan-Chabot
Brother of Major Peyton Short

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About William Short

William Short (1759–1849) was Thomas Jefferson's private secretary when he was ambassador in Paris, from 1786 to 1789. Jefferson, later the third President of the United States, referred to Short as his "adoptive son". Short, along with Jefferson, was a co-founder of Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William & Mary.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Short_%28American_ambassador%29

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Age 90