"Richard Henry Lee" was an United States/American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his Lee Resolution/famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Continental Congress, and was a United States Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as one of the first President pro tempore of the United States Senate/Presidents pro tempore.
He was a member of the Lee family, a historically influential family in Virginia politics.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Richard Henry Lee on Wikipedia.