Richard Henry Lee

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Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) was an American politician from Virginia, who played a significant role in the American Revolution (1765-1789), particularly in the push for independence. A member of the prominent Lee family of Virginia, he served in the Second Continental Congress and, later, as a United States Senator. He is considered a Founding Father of the United States.

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  • 20 Jan 1732 - 19 Jul 1794
    Life of Richard Henry Lee, a Virginian statesman during the American Revolution, and a Founding Father of the United States.
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