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    Statue of Thomas Jefferson Unveiled at the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility

    To help celebrate the county's sesquicentennial, a bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson is on loan to the county and now sits proudly in the atrium of the Admin and Courts Facility. The statue is on loan from the collection of Greg and Sue Stevenson, local Jeffco residents.

    The sculptor is George Lundeen, a Nebraska native; Lundeen was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar who studied at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy. In the 1970s, he established his studio in Loveland where he lives and works, sculpting portraits and interpretive works for universities, municipalities and corporations.

    As a special guest, a local Thomas Jefferson reenactor joined the Commissioners for the ceremony and unveiling.

    Mr. President’s alter ego is Dr. Jack Van Ens, who is the executive director of Creative Growth Inc. Dr. Van Ens holds two master’s degrees, including one in Colonial History, and a doctorate in communications. Since 1976, he has portrayed Thomas Jefferson in period costume. His book, “How Jefferson Made the Best of Bad Messes” was published in 2000.

    January 26, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013