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Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee Jr.

Member From: 1785 - 1799

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  • Birth Date: January 29, 1756 Birth Place:Leesylvania plantation in Prince William County
  • Death Date: March 25, 1818
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English
  • Spouse: Matilda Ludwell, Anne Hill Carter
  • Children: Henry Lee , Lucy Lee, Philip Lee, Robert Lee (Matilda Ludwell)
    Charles Carter Lee, Anne Kinloch Lee, Sidney Smith Lee, Robert E. Lee, who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War; and Mildred Lee. (Anne Hill Carter)
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  • Education: College of New Jersey (later Princeton University)
  • Military Service: Continental Army
    Major General - U.S. Army
  • Occupation/Profession: Soldier, Politician
  • Additional Info Links: https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Lee_Henry_1756-1818#its2
  • Additional Info: 1789 Assembly-Jr. suffix dropped
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Virginia Constitutional Convention: 1788
    Governor of Virginia: 1791-1794
    U.S. House of Representatives: 1799-1800
    Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation (1786–1788)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1785-1786 Westmoreland Commerce
Courts of Justice
1789 Westmoreland Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1790 Westmoreland Propositions and Grievances (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
1791 Westmoreland Propositions and Grievances (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
1795 Westmoreland
1796 Westmoreland Claims
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1797-1798 Westmoreland Claims
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1798-1799 Westmoreland

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