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Richard Henry Lee (1/20/1732 - 6/19/1794)
Borrowing activity from 8/28/1789 to 9/11/1789.
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 famous resolution 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 Continental Congress, and was a United States Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as one of the first Presidents pro tempore.
He was a member of the Lee family, a historically influential family in Virginia politics.
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