Patrick Henry Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Patrick Henry (P-Hen)

Last Updated: 22 Feb, 2023 | Views: 726

Age: 63

Profession: Historical Men

Other Profession(s): Politician, Lawyer, Planter

Famous For: Founding Father of the United States

Higher Education: College of William & Mary

Patrick Henry Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
29 May, 1736 (63 Years 8 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth Place
Birth Sign
Died on
06 Jun, 1799

Patrick Henry Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Patrick Henry, a well-known American politician, was born in Virginia. He began his career as a lawyer and made his name while appearing in the Parson’s Cause trial in the early 1760s. Within two years, he was elected to the House of Burgesses, where he successfully steered the Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions. The Federal government offered him many top posts, but he refused most of them because of ill health and family responsibilities.

Patrick rose to prominence due to his fierce opposition to British rule.
Patrick began managing his father's store when he was fifteen, but the business quickly became unsuccessful.
In 1754, Patrick married Sarah Shelton and received 300 acres of farmland and six slaves as part of their dowry. He then started growing tobacco.
In 1757: Their primary home was likewise destroyed by fire. He then began working in his father-in-law's pub. 
In 1763: Patrick Henry initially gained notoriety when Louisa County invited him to testify in the "Parson's Cause" trial.
In 1773: Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution in the Virginia House of Burgesses intending to establish a permanent Committee of Correspondents.
In 1776: he resigned from his post of colonel because the Commission of Safety was trying to curb his power.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1784, he was re-elected as the state governor for the second time and served until 1786.
In 1787, he was invited to attend the Constitutional Convention taking place in Philadelphia but refused.

Unknown facts:
As a child, Patrick played multiple instruments.

Patrick Henry Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet Inches 6'
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Patrick Henry Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
John Henry
Mother's Name
Sarah Winston Syme
Dorothea Dandridge, Sarah Shelton Henry
William Henry
Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell
Nathaniel Henry, John Henry Jr, Edward Winston Henry, Edward Henry, Alexander Spotswood Henry, William Henry, Patrick Henry Jr.
Dorothea Spotswood Henry, Martha Henry, Elizabeth Henry, Anne Henry, Fayette Henry, Sarah Butler Henry, Jane Robertson Henry, Martha Catherine Henry
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