Saturday, 28 July 2018

457) Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee (1732 – 1794). American statesman from Virginia best known for the Lee Resolution, the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation, and his "resolution for independency" of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Congress of the Confederation, and was a United States Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as the second President pro tempore of the upper house.

- "At forty-four, Richard Henry Lee was tall and lean, red-haired like Thomas Jefferson but with an aquiline nose and a profile described as Roman."…

- "Both combatants were tall (over six feet tall) red-haired politicians supporting the cause of American independence."

- "... Richar Henry Lee, his red hair now graying..."…

- "Tall, slim with reddish hair, Richard Henry Lee was comfortable with speaking his opinion to the public."

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