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Richard Bland Lee, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leesylvania, Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Pointlick Creek, Madison, CO, KY
Place of Burial: Congressional, Cemetery, Wash. D. C.
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Giles Lee, II and Lucy Ludwell Lee
Husband of Elizabeth "Eliza" Collins
Father of Ann Matilda Washington; Richard Bland Lee, II; Cornelia Marcrae; Zaccheus Lee and Mary Collins Lee
Brother of Theodosia Maiden; Maj. Gen. Henry Lee, "Light Horse Harry"; Eleanor Glazener; Charles Lee, U.S. Attorney General; Mary "Mollie" Lee Fendall and 5 others
Half brother of major general henry lee

Occupation: Planter, statesman
Managed by: Private User
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About Richard Bland Lee, I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bland_Lee

http://leearchive.wlu.edu/papers/books/by_date_list_1.html -------------------- Added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood, published 1895

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Richard Bland Lee (1761-1827) — Born in Prince William County, Va., January 20, 1761. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1784; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-95 (at-large 1789-91, 4th District 1791-93, 17th District 1793-95); judge in District of Columbia, 1827. Died March 12, 1827 (age 66 years, 51 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Congressional Cemetery; reinterment in 1975 at Sully, Chantilly, Va.
		Relatives: Brother of Henry Lee and Charles Lee; grandnephew of Richard Bland; granduncle of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905); first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee; third cousin of Zachary Taylor.
		 Political families: Lee-Muhlenberg family; Mason family of Virginia; Randolph-Tucker-Meriwether family of Virginia (subsets of the Thousand Related Politicians).
		See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/DC/wa-buried.html#cms00416

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LEE, Richard Bland, (1761 - 1827)

LEE, Richard Bland, (brother of Henry Lee), a Representative from Virginia; born at “Leesylvania,” in Prince William County, Va., January 20, 1761; pursued English and classical studies in private schools; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; member of the state house of delegates 1784-1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1794 to the Fourth Congress; again a member of the state house of delegates 1796 and 1799-1806; moved to Washington, D.C., about 1815; appointed by President Madison in 1816 commissioner to adjudicate claims arising out of the loss or destruction of property during the War of 1812; appointed by President Monroe in 1819 judge of the Orphans’ Court of the District of Columbia and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 1827; interment in the Congressional Cemetery; reinterment on the grounds of his home, ‘’Sully,” near Chantilly, Va.

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Richard Bland Lee, Sr, US Congress's Timeline

1761
January 20, 1761
Prince William, Virginia
1784
1784
Age 22
Virginia

http://leearchive.wlu.edu/papers/books/fringe/01.html

Thus prepared for government, he was elected to the State House of Delegates at age twenty-three, and to the Virginia Assembly of 1788 where he opposed Patrick Henry's effort to call a new convention to reconsider the United States Constitution. The next year, he was elected to the First United States Congress.

1788
1788
Age 26
Virginia

http://leearchive.wlu.edu/papers/books/fringe/01.html

Thus prepared for government, he was elected to the State House of Delegates at age twenty-three, and to the Virginia Assembly of 1788 where he opposed Patrick Henry's effort to call a new convention to reconsider the United States Constitution. The next year, he was elected to the First United States Congress.

1789
1789
Age 27

http://leearchive.wlu.edu/papers/books/fringe/01.html

Thus prepared for government, he was elected to the State House of Delegates at age twenty-three, and to the Virginia Assembly of 1788 where he opposed Patrick Henry's effort to call a new convention to reconsider the United States Constitution. The next year, he was elected to the First United States Congress.

In spite of his youth, at the First Congress in New York Richard Bland Lee introduced a bill to establish the capital on the Potomac, a bill which seemed to have little chance of passing. Later an approval was won by means of a deal— Southern votes for the assumption of revolutionary debts by the states were promised for approval of the Potomac site—all neatly arranged at Jefferson's dinner party for Hamilton, Madison, White (of Maryland) and Richard Bland Lee. Thus, by a small minority vote, the District of Columbia was created, and Richard Bland Lee's name became associated with the new capital. Later when the issue of Jay's treaty caused a rift in Congress, Lee supported General Washington and was dropped from the Republican party, becoming a Federalist.

1790
1790
Age 28
1794
June 20, 1794
Age 33
Philadelphia, Pa
1794
Age 32
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1797
July 20, 1797
Age 36
Fairfax, Virginia
1804
1804
Age 42
1805
1805
Age 43