Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Born: May 29, 1736

Died: June 6, 1799

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Biography: Patrick Henry was an attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.

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Source/Notes: Compare: You can never plan the future by the past, Edmund Burke, Letter to a Member of the National Assembly, Vol. iv. p. 55. - Give me liberty or give me death! (1775)

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