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Samuel HARDY

(17581785)

HARDY, Samuel, a Delegate from Virginia; born in Isle of Wight County, Va., about 1758; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1781; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law; member of the State house of delegates in 1778 and 1780-1782; appointed a member of the executive council in June 1781; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from May 29 to October 11, 1782; Member of the Continental Congress 1783-1785; died while attending Congress in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 17, 1785; interment in Christ Church Cemetery.

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

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