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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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1Philadelphia, PA, USA: Appearing in "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. [January 2012]
2Directing "1776" at the New York State Theatre Institute [March 2008]
3Playing Caldwell B. Cladwell in the national tour of Urinetown [June 2003]
4San Diego, CA, USA: Appearing in "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Old Globe [April 2012]
5Appearing in "Heroes" at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA [November 2009]
6Directing "Rigoletto" at the Syracuse Opera [October 2007]
7Appearing in "Heroes" at the Clurman Theatre, New York City, NY [February 2009]
8He 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.
9Portrayed Richard Henry Lee in the original Broadway stage version of 1776 and reprised his role in the movie 1776 (1972).
10Won 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."
11Won 2nd prize in the 1958 Metropolitan Opera auditions
12Graduate of Northwestern University; additional training at the New England Conservatory
13Tony Award winner (Featured Actor) for "1776"
14Opera singer



Men of Means1999Max
A Handful of Souls1975TV Movie
17761972Richard Henry Lee (VA)
Arias and Arabesques1962TV MovieDoctor Gregg
Cabeza de Vaca1962TV MovieCabeza de Vaca



17761972performer: "The Lees of Old Virginia"



The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesRichard Henry Lee
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

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