Saturday, 28 July 2018

456) Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (1736 – 1799). American attorney, planter, and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.

- "Patrick Henry was tall but rather stooped and, early in life, had red hair."…

- "He wore spectacles, concealed his reddish-brown hair by a brown wig, not too well-fitting."

- "None said it better than the fiery red-haired Patrick Henry when he stood in a Virgina Hall and shouted 'Give me liberty or give me death'."…

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