Henry Lee, 1756-1818, Member of the Continental Congress, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Congressman (Federalist, VA), Father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Quoted in Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers
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Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III was an early American Patriot and politician. He served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". He was the father of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army in the American Civil War.