Patrick Henry facts for kids
|1st & 6th Governor of Virginia|
1776 – 1779
1784 – 1786
|Preceded by||First Governor
Benjamin Harrison V (1784)
|Succeeded by||Thomas Jefferson (1779)
Edmund Randolph (1786)
May 29, 1736|
Hanover County, Virginia
|Died||June 6, 1799
|Profession||Lawyer, planter, politician|
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) served as the first post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779. He is known for his "Give me Liberty, or give me death" speech in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War in St. John's Church. He was also a fiery speaker who evoked great emotion from listeners. He unsuccessfully opposed the United States Constitution.
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