Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Representative Richard Bland Lee

Richard Bland Lee

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by unknown artist

Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

Richard Bland Lee
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Life dates: 20 January 1761-12 March 1827
Place of Residence (1789): "Sully", Fairfax County, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Planter
Place of Birth: "Leesylvania", Prince William County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 28
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: College of William and Mary
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1795
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