Richard Henry Lee

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Birthday
20, 1732
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 19, 1794 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1732
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 19, 1794 (62)

About

A president of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Articles of Confederation, and the author of the Second Continental Congress' famous Lee Resolution, this colonial statesman was one of the major voices in the American colonies' fight for independence from Great Britain.

Before Fame

In the decade prior to the American Revolution, he held the office of Justice of the Peace in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and also served in the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Trivia

During the late 1780s and early 1790s, he served as a U.S. Senator from Virginia.

Family Life

His marriage to Anne Aylett resulted in four surviving children: Thomas, Ludwell, Mary, and Hannah. With his second wife, Anne Gaskins Pinckard, he had five more surviving children: Anne, Henrietta, Sarah, Cassius, and Francis.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of American founding father and fellow Virginia statesman Patrick Henry.