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People/Characters: Richard Henry Lee

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1776 by David McCullough
1776: The New 1997 Broadway Cast Recording by Sherman Edwards
America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser
The Declaration of Independence and Richard Henry Lee of Virginia by Kathy Furgang
The Economy of Early America: The Revolutionary Period by Ronald Hoffman
First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for Independence by Harlow Giles Unger
The founders at home by Myron Magnet
George Mason, constitutionalist by Helen Hill Miller
George Washington's journey by T. H. Breen
Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free by John Ferling
John Adams by Page Smith
John Adams by David McCullough
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas
The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family by Paul C. Nagel
Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers by Brooke Allen
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills
The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams by Pauline Maier
Richard Henry Lee by John Carter Matthews
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary by J. Kent McGaughy
Signers of the Constitution by Robert G. Ferris
Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Robert G. Ferris
Sovereign States in an Age of Uncertainty by Ronald Hoffman
The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Dumas Malone
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Character description

Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for 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.

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