Richard Henry Lee DOI


Richard Henry Lee was born in Westmoreland Virginia on 20 January 1732 and died 19 June 1794. He was an Episcopalian and brother to Francis Lightfoot Lee. Richard married on r5 December 1757, to Anne Aylett and had four children. Richard married Anne Pinckard in 1769 and the couple had five surviving children. Richard Held the following political offices:

Justice of the Peace for Westmoreland County, Virginia 1757

Virginia House of Burgesses 1758 to 1775

Member of the Continental Congress 1774 to 1779, 1784 to1785, 1787

A Signer of the Declaration of Independence 1776

Virginia State House of Burgesses 1777, 1780, 1785

United States Senator from Virginia 4 March 1789 to 8 October1792

President pro tempore during the Second Congress 18 April 1792 to 8 October 1792

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