Richard Bland Lee, I (1761 - 1827) MP

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Birthplace: Leesylvania, Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Pointlick Creek, Madison, CO, KY
Occupation: Planter, statesman
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About Richard Bland Lee, I

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Richard Bland Lee, Sr, US Congress's Timeline

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

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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

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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

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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