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Theodorick Bland

army officer , congressman

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.