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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 by John Langdon
Succeeded by John Langdon
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
March 4, 1789 – October 8, 1792
Preceded by Inaugural Holder
Succeeded by John Taylor
4th President of the Congress of the Confederation
In office
November 30, 1784 – November 4, 1785
Preceded by Thomas Mifflin
Succeeded by John 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 by Augustine Washington
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1732-01-20)January 20, 1732
Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America
Died June 19, 1794(1794-06-19) (aged 62)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, U.S.
Resting place Burnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate, Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia
Political party Anti-Administration
Spouse(s) Anne Aylett (died 1768)
Anne (Gaskins) Pinckard
Children 13
Parents Thomas Lee
Hannah Harrison Ludwell
Profession Law

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.

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