Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Lee, Richard Bland

Lee, Richard Bland (brother of Henry Lee), a Representative from Virginia; born at "Leesylvania," in Prince William County, Va., January 20, 1761; pursued English and classical studies in private schools; attended William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.; member of the State house of delegates 1784-1788; elected to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1794 to the Fourth Congress; again a member of the State house of delegates 1796 and 1799-1806; moved to Washington, D.C., about 1815; appointed by President Madison in 1816 commissioner to adjudicate claims arising out of the loss or destruction of property during the War of 1812; appointed by President Monroe in 1819 judge of the Orphans’ Court of the District of Columbia and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 1827; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Lee, Richard Bland," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1449 Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKIV2M6C5UJR8K9.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Lee, Richard Bland." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1449, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKIV2M6C5UJR8K9.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Lee, Richard Bland' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1449. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKIV2M6C5UJR8K9.