|Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson|
Mary Jefferson is the great-great-great granddaughter of Eston Hemings Jefferson, the youngest of six children of Sally Hemings, a slave, and Thomas Jefferson, her owner and third President of the United States. Ms. Jefferson has lived in Diamond Bar and Anaheim Hills for almost 40 years and is a retired Chino Valley USD teacher. She earned a bachelors degree in education from Western Illinois University and a masters in education from CSUF, where she was named Outstanding Graduate Student of 1981. As a student, Ms. Jefferson was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities; she is currently a member of numerous organizations, including AAUW, the Sierra Club, DAR, and the League of Women Voters. She is also a member of the choir at Anaheim United Methodist Church and a volunteer usher at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Ms. Jefferson was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show in 1998.