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Portrait length color image of Richard Henry Lee, by George Stuart.

Richard Henry Lee

Portrait by
artist-historian George Stuart.

Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
Left close up color image of Richard Henry Lee, by George Stuart.gray spacerRight closup color image of Richard Henry Lee, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Richard Henry Lee, by George Stuart.

Compelling orator for the cause, but critical of the outcome.

Richard Henry Lee was instrumental in the campaign for independence and was a delegate to the Continental Congress, but opposed adoption of the Constitution because he felt it restricted states’ rights. Lee served as Virginia's senator from 1789 to 1792.

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