Richard Bland

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Birthday
6, 1710
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Oct 26, 1776 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1710
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Oct 26, 1776 (66)

About

American planter and statesman from Virginia who, between 1774 and 1775, was a member of the Continental Congress.

Before Fame

After becoming Justice of the Peace in Prince George County, he became a military officer.

Trivia

He opposed the introduction of bishops into the colonies and, following the introduction of the Stamp Act, he was one of the first colonist to give a full argument against taxation without representation in his pamphlet 'An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies'.

Family Life

His father was one of the founding members of the First Families of Virginia.

Associated With

His cousin married Thomas Jefferson.