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Richard BLAND

(1710-1776)

BLAND, Richard, (uncle of Theodorick Bland), a Delegate from Virginia; born in Orange County, Va., May 6, 1710; completed preparatory studies; attended the College of William and Mary; member of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1742-1775; member of the Virginia committee of correspondence in 1773; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775; again chosen, but declined to serve; member of the Virginia Revolutionary conventions of 1775 and 1776; elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776; died in Williamsburg, Va., October 26, 1776; interment in a private cemetery on the Jordan Point plantation, on the James River.

Bibliography

Detweiler, Robert C. “Richard Bland: Conservator of Self-Government in Eighteenth-Century Virginia.” Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1968.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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