Richard Henry Lee

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Portrait of Richard Henry Lee

6th President of the United States in Congress Assembled
November 30, 1784 - November 23, 1785

Predecessor Thomas Mifflin
Successor John Hancock
Born January 20, 1732
Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia
Died Westmoreland County, VirginiaLancaster, Pennsylvania
Political Party None

Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) 6th President of the United States in Congress Assembled was an 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 famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed.