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Wythe, George

Born: 1726 AD
Died: 1806 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Politicial Adviser


1726- Born in Elizabeth City County, Virginia
- birth of the American statesman, lawyer, and judges

1746 - admitted to the bar
- served in the Virginia House of Burgesses

- drafted a Virginia protest against the proposed Stamp Act


- served in the Continental Congress and revised Virginia’s laws with Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Pendleton
- year 1776, signer of the Declaration of Independence
1779 - became chair of law at the College of William and Mary, the first such chair in America, until 1790

1788 -Helped secure Virginia’s ratification of the Constitution.

1806- the outstanding jurist died


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