LEE, John, (1788 - 1871)


LEE, John, (son of Thomas Sim Lee), a Representative from Maryland; born at “Needwood,” near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., January 30, 1788; was educated by private tutors and at Harvard University; in early life a member of the Federalist Party; studied law, but did not practice; engaged in the management of his estate “Needwood”; elected as a Jackson Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); chairman of the committee of the House of Representatives appointed to escort the Marquis de Lafayette from Frederick City to Washington in 1825; member of the house of delegates; served in the State senate; one of the proponents of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; resumed management of his estate; died while on a visit to his son in New York City May 17, 1871; interment in New Cathedral Cemetery, formerly called “Bonnie Brae,” Baltimore, Md.