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Congressman

Richard Bland Lee was a planter, jurist, and politician from Fairfax County, Virginia.

Background

Lee, Richard Bland was born on January 20, 1761 in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry and Lucy (Grymes) Lee.

Education

Possibly educated as a youth at "Chantilly", the home of his venerated cousin Richard Henry Lee in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Richard was enrolled at the College of William and Mary in 1779.

Career

In 1819 he was appointed by President Monroe as a judge of the Orphans’ Court of the District of Columbia, a position he held until his death on March 12, 1827

Achievements

  • Famous for his part in aiding Alexander Hamilton’s plan for the assumption of state debts by the fed.

Membership

Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Virginia, 1st-3d congresses, 1789-1795.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Collins, June 19, 1794.

mother:
Lucy (Grymes) Lee