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Richard Henry Lee
Richard Henry Lee at Nat. Portrait Gallery IMG 4471.JPG
Portrait of Lee by Charles Willson Peale
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
April 18, 1792 – October 8, 1792
Preceded byJohn Langdon
Succeeded byJohn Langdon
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
March 4, 1789 – October 8, 1792
Preceded byInaugural Holder
Succeeded byJohn Taylor
4th President of the Congress of the Confederation
In office
November 30, 1784 – November 4, 1785
Preceded byThomas Mifflin
Succeeded byJohn Hancock
Delegate to the
Congress of the Confederation
from Virginia
In office
November 1, 1784 – October 30, 1787
Member of the
Virginia House of Burgesses
from Westmoreland County
In office
September 14, 1758 – May 6, 1776
Preceded byAugustine Washington
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
BornJanuary 20, 1732(1732-01-20)
Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America
DiedJune 19, 1794(1794-06-19) (aged 62)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeBurnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate, Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia
Political partyAnti-Administration
Spouse(s)Anne Aylett (died 1768)
Anne (Gaskins) Pinckard
Children13
ParentsThomas Lee
Hannah Harrison Ludwell
ProfessionLaw
Signature

Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American colonist from Virginia. He was best known to have proposed independence from Britain during the Revolutionary War.[1]

References

  1. McGaughy, J. K. Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794). (March 18, 2014). In Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved from http://www.EncyclopediaVirginia.org/ Lee Richard Henry 1732–1794