LEE, Arthur, (brother of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee),
a Delegate from Virginia; born at Stratford, in Westmoreland
County, Va., December 20, 1740; attended Eton College, England; studied
medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and was graduated in 1765;
returned to London in 1766 and studied law at Temple Bar 1766-1770; was
admitted to the bar and practiced in London 1770-1776; commissioned as agent of
Massachusetts in England and France in 1770; appointed correspondent of
Congress in London in 1775; commissioner to France in 1776 and to Spain in
1777; returned to Virginia in 1780; member of the state house of delegates
1781-1783, 1785, and 1786; Member of the Continental Congress 1782-1784; member
of the treasury board 1785-1789; died in Urbanna, Middlesex County, Va., on
December 12, 1792; interment in Lansdowne Garden, in the rear of Lansdowne,
his home, at Urbanna, Va.
BibliographyPotts, Louis W.
Arthur Lee, A Virtuous Revolutionary. Baton Rouge: Louisiana
State University Press, 1981.