Arthur Lee

Born Dec 20, 1740

Dr. Arthur Lee was an American diplomat during the American Revolutionary War. He was the son of Hon. Thomas Lee (1690–1750) and Hannah Harrison Ludwell (1701–1750). His brothers, Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794), Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734–1797) and William Lee (1739–1795), were also Revolutionary-era diplomats. He attended Eton College in England and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated in 1765.… Read More

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1740 Birth Born in 1740.


1770 30 Years Old In 1770, he was named Massachusetts correspondent to Britain and France and at this time he began corresponding with Sam Adams, and they became lifelong friends although they probably didn't meet personally until sometime after 1780. … Read More


1782 42 Years Old Virginia sent Lee as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782. … Read More


1792 52 Years Old Died in 1792.
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