Richard Bland Lee Biography, from the Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography

Richard Bland Lee

Note: The following is taken from volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (New York, 1915; p. 116), edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler.

Lee, Richard Bland, was born at “Leesylvania,” Prince William county, January 20, 1761, son of Henry Lee, of “Leesylvania,” and Lucy Grymes, his wife, and a great-grandson of Richard Lee, the immigrant; pursued English and classical studies in private schools, and attended William and Mary College; served in the Virginia legislature in 1784, and other years, and was a member of the first, second and third congresses from March 4, 1789, to March 4, 1795. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen and Mary Parish Collins, of Philadelphia; died March 12, 1827.

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