Do You Know?
Signature on the Declaration of Independence
...that Richard Henry Lee
(January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from
Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress
calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain?
- Lee famous resolution of June 1776 led to the
United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed.
- Richard Henry Lee
also served a one-year term as the President of the
Continental Congress, and was a U.S. Senator from Virginia from
1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as one of the first
Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate.