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Theodorick Bland

Theodorick Bland, American army officer, congressman. member Virginia House of Delegates, 1786-1788; member Virginia Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788, voted against ratification; member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1st Congress, 1789-1790.

Background

  • Bland, Theodorick was born on March 21, 1742 in Prince George County, Virginia, United States. Son of Theodorick and Frances (Boiling) Bland.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Edinburgh (Scotland), 1763.

    Career

    • Commissioned captain 1st troop Virginia Cavalry 1776. Commissioned colonel 1st Continental Dragoons, 1779. Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia 1780-1783.

      Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1786-1788. Unsuccessful candidate for government Virginia, 1786. Member Virginia Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788, voted against ratification.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1st Congress, 1789-1790.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1786-1788. Member Virginia Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788, voted against ratification. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1st Congress, 1789-1790.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Dangerfield.
    • father: Theodorick Bland
    • mother: Frances (Boiling) Bland
    • spouse: Martha Dangerfield.
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    Born March 21, 1742
    Died June 1, 1790
    (aged 48)
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