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Richard Henry Lee


A president from the Continental Congress, a signer from the Content articles of Confederation, and the writer of the next Continental Congress’ popular Lee Quality, this colonial statesman was among the main voices in the American colonies’ battle for self-reliance from THE UK. In the 10 years before the American Trend, he held any office of Justice from the Serenity in Westmoreland Region, Virginia, and in addition offered in the Virginia Home of Burgesses. Through the past due 1780s and early 1790s, he offered like a U.S. Senator from Virginia. His relationship to Anne Aylett led to four surviving kids: Thomas, Ludwell, Mary, and Hannah. Along with his second wife, Anne Gaskins Pinckard, he previously five more making it through kids: Anne, Henrietta, Sarah, Cassius, and Francis. He was a modern of American founding dad and fellow Virginia statesman Patrick Henry.

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Full Name Richard Henry Lee
Date Of Birth January 20, 1732
Died June 19, 1794, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Place Of Birth Virginia
Profession Politician
Education Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield
Nationality American
Spouse Anne Aylett
Children Thomas Lee, Marybelle Lee, Anne Lee, Colonel Ludwell Lee, Sarah Caldwell Lee, Henrietta Lee, Cassius Lee, Hannah Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee II, Mary Lee, Elizabeth Virginia Lee
Parents Thomas Lee, Hannah Harrison Ludwell Lee
Siblings Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee, Thomas Ludwell Lee, William Lee, Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Lee, John Lee, Alice Lee, James Lee, Hannah Ludwell Lee, 1776 (Overture), Sit Down, John, Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve; Till Then
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 Philadelphia, PA, USA: Appearing in "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. [January 2012]
2 Directing "1776" at the New York State Theatre Institute [March 2008]
3 Playing Caldwell B. Cladwell in the national tour of Urinetown [June 2003]
4 San Diego, CA, USA: Appearing in "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Old Globe [April 2012]
5 Appearing in "Heroes" at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA [November 2009]
6 Directing "Rigoletto" at the Syracuse Opera [October 2007]
7 Appearing in "Heroes" at the Clurman Theatre, New York City, NY [February 2009]
8 He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Windy City" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
9 Portrayed Richard Henry Lee in the original Broadway stage version of 1776 and reprised his role in the movie 1776 (1972).
10 Won Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for playing Richard Henry Lee in "1776," a role he recreated in the film version of the same name, 1776 (1972). He was also nominated for the Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) Tony in 1979 for "The Grand Tour."
11 Won 2nd prize in the 1958 Metropolitan Opera auditions
12 Graduate of Northwestern University; additional training at the New England Conservatory
13 Tony Award winner (Featured Actor) for "1776"
14 Opera singer



Men of Means 1999 Max
A Handful of Souls 1975 TV Movie
1776 1972 Richard Henry Lee (VA)
Arias and Arabesques 1962 TV Movie Doctor Gregg
Cabeza de Vaca 1962 TV Movie Cabeza de Vaca



1776 1972 performer: "The Lees of Old Virginia"



The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Richard Henry Lee
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

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