Richard Henry Lee: A Brief Biography

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Callyn Brown Richard Henry Lee Life span years: 1732-1794 Richard Henry Lee was born in Westmoreland, Virginia in 1732. He went to a private school in England and returned to Virginia in 1751. He came back during the French and Indian war and was chosen to lead a troop. In 1757 he was chosen as Justice of the Peace, he was then elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1774 he was elected to attend the first Continental Congress. During the war he served in Congress and in the House of Burgesses. In 1783, the year the war ended, he was chosen as president of Congress. He was elected as the first State Senator from Virginia and served from 1789 to 1792. He died in 1794 at the age of 62. Lee was a patriot meaning he wanted the colonies to
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