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John HARVIE

(1742-1807)

HARVIE, John, a Delegate from Virginia; born in Albemarle County, Va., in 1742; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; appointed commissioner to treat with the western Indians in 1774; member of the Virginia conventions of 1775 and 1776; Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1778 and one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation; purchasing agent for the State, with provisional rank of colonel; register of the land office 1780-1791; secretary of the Commonwealth 1788; engaged in building operations in Richmond, Va.; died as the result of an accident in Richmond, Va., on February 6, 1807; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

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

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