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I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.




Patrick Henry, 1736-1799, Member, Virginia House of Burgesses, Member of the Continental Congress, Governor of Virginia, Speech in the Virginia Convention, March 1775

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Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry
  • Born: May 29, 1736
  • Died: June 6, 1799
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" 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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