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  2. Richard Henry Lee - Wikipedia

    Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman and Founding Father from Virginia, best known for the June 1776 Lee Resolution, the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain leading to the United States Declaration of Independence, which he signed.

  3. Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794) - Encyclopedia Virginia

    Son of Thomas Lee, Richard Henry Lee pursued his father’s interest in westward expansion and was a key political figure during the American Revolution (1775–1783): it was Lee who, at the Second Continental Congress in 1776, made the motion to declare independence from Britain.

  4. Richard Henry Lee | Signer of Declaration, Revolutionary War ...

    Richard Henry Lee, (born Jan. 20, 1732, Stratford, Va. [U.S.]—died June 19, 1794, Chantilly, Va., U.S.), American statesman. Educated in England at Wakefield Academy, Lee returned to America in 1751 and served as a justice of the peace in Westmoreland county, Va.

  5. Lee Resolution (1776) | National Archives

    On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, introduced this resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies. In the early 1770s, more and more colonists became convinced that the British Parliament intended to take away their freedom.

  6. Lee Resolution presented to Continental Congress | June 7 ...

    On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution for independence to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia; John Adams seconds the motion.

  7. Richard Henry Lee (1733-1794) - The American Revolution

    Richard Henry Lee (1733-1794) Richard Henry Lee, known by contemporaries as the "Cicero" of the American Revolution, was a politician and planter from Virginia who was indispensible to the founding of the United States.

  8. Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Richard Henry Lee

    Justice of the peace, 1757; Virginia House of Burgesses, 1757; Continental Congress, 1774; First US Senator for Virginia, 1789. Died: June 19, 1794. Richard Henry Lee (brother of F.L. Lee) was born to an aristocratic family at Stratford, in Westmoreland county, Virginia.