Richard Henry Lee

Portrait of Lee by [[Charles Willson Peale]] Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732June 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. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Continental Congress, was a signatory to the Articles of 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.

He was a member of the Lee family, a historically influential family in Virginia politics. Provided by Wikipedia
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