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Encyclopedia > Charles Lee (Attorney General)

Charles Lee (1758June 24, 1815) was an American lawyer from Virginia. He served as United States Attorney General from 1795 until 1801. 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Alberto Gonzales, current Attorney General of the United States The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ...

Charles was born to Henry (1729-1787) and Lucy (Grymes) Lee on his father's plantation of Leesylvania in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the third of eleven children and the elder brother of General Henry 'Light Horse Harry' Lee.Another brother was Congressman Richard Bland Lee. A third cousin was Zachery Taylor. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1775, and the read law with Jared Ingersoll in Philadelphia before returning to Virginia. Westmoreland County is a county located in the Northern Neck of the state of Virginia. ... Henry Lee III (January 29, 1756 - March 25, 1818), 18th century American general, called Light Horse Harry, was born near Dumfries, Virginia. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... Richard Bland Lee (January 20, 1761–March 12, 1827) was a United States Representative from Virginia in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Congresses and was brother to Light Horse Harry Lee. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fifth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jared Ingersoll Jared Ingersoll (October 24, 1749 – October 31, 1822) was an early American lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ...

Charles married Anne Lee, a cousin and the daughter of Richard Henry Lee{his first cousin once removed}, in 1789. Before her death in 1804 the couple had four children that survived infancy. He married a second time in 1809, to Margaret Scott, and had three more children in this union. Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732–June 19, 1794) was the sixth President of the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation, holding office from November 30, 1784 to November 22, 1785. ...

President Washington appointed Lee the Attorney General after William Bradford died in office. After Senate approval he took office on December 10, 1795 and served through the rest of the administration. He was continued in office by John Adams and served through the entire Adams administration until February 19, 1801. The Lansdowne portrait of President Washington by Gilbert Stuart. ... William Bradford (September 14, 1755–August 23, 1795) was a lawyer and judge from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the second United States Attorney General in 1794-1795. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was the first (1789–1797) Vice President of the United States, and the second (1797–1801) President of the United States. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ...

During his term in office Lee lived in Alexandria, which was then part of the capital district. He was an early advocate for the return of the southern part of the District of Columbia to Virginia which finally happened in 1847. After his time as Attorney General, he became the port officer for the District of the Potomac. He declined Thomas Jefferson's offer to appoint him a justice of the Supreme Court. Old Town Alexandria, viewed from the west, as seen from the observation deck of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. ... ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Potomac River at Great Falls, MD from Olmstead Island, water relatively low The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Scotus redirects here. ...

Lee died in 1815 in Fauquier County, Virginia and is buried in the Warrenton Cemetery in Warrenton. Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1759 Seat Warrenton Area  - Total  - Water 1,687 km² (651 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ...

Preceded by:
William Bradford
United States Attorney General
Succeeded by:
Levi Lincoln, Sr.
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