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Wythe, George

Born: 1726 AD
Died: 1806 AD
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