Members of the Continental Congress from Virginia

The following is an alphabetical list of Virginians who served in the First and Second Continental Congresses, which met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1774 until 1789. MORE...

 

  • Thomas Adams (ca. 1730–1788), from New Kent County, 1778–1779.
  • John Banister (1734–1788), from Dinwiddie County, 1778.
  • Richard Bland (1710–1776), from Prince George County, 1774–1775.
  • Theodorick Bland (1742–1790), from Prince George County, 1780–1783.
  • Carter Braxton (1736–1797), from King William County, 1776; signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • John Brown (1757–1837), from the district of Kentucky (now Kentucky), 1787–1788.
  • Edward Carrington (1748–1810), from Cumberland County, 1786–1788.
  • John Dawson (1762–1814), from Spotsylvania County, 1788–1789.
  • William Fitzhugh (1741–1809), from Stafford County, 1779.
  • William Fleming (1736–1824), from Cumberland County, 1779.
  • William Grayson (1740–1790), from Prince William County, 1784–1787.
  • Cyrus Griffin (1748–1810), from Lancaster County, 1778–1780, 1787–1788 (president, 22 January 1788–15 November 1788).
  • Samuel Hardy (ca. 1758–1785), from Isle of Wight County, 1783–1785.
  • Benjamin Harrison (1726–1791), from Charles City County, 1774–1778; signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • John Harvie (1742–1807), from Yohogania County (now Pennsylvania), 1777–1778.
  • James Henry (1731–1804), from Accomack County, 1780.
  • Patrick Henry (1736–1799), from Hanover County, 1774–1775.
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), from Albemarle County, 1775–1776, 1783–1784; signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • Joseph Jones (1727–1805), from King George County, 1777, 1780–1783.
  • Arthur Lee (1740–1792), from Prince William County, 1782–1784.
  • Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734–1797), from Richmond County, 1775–1779; signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • Henry Lee (1756–1818), from Westmoreland County, 1786–1788.
  • Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794), from Westmoreland County, 1774–1779, 1784–1787 (president, 30 November 1784–4 November 1785); signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • James Madison (1751–1836), from Orange County, 1780–1783, 1787–1788.
  • James Mercer (1736–1793), from Hampshire County (now West Virginia), 1779.
  • John Francis Mercer (1759–1821), from Stafford County, 1783–1784.
  • James Monroe (1758–1831), from Fredericksburg, 1783–1786.
  • Thomas Nelson Jr. (1738–1789), from Yorktown, 1775–1777, 1779; signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • Mann Page (1749–1781), from Spotsylvania County, 1777.
  • Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), from Caroline County, 1774–1775.
  • Edmund Randolph (1753–1813), from Williamsburg, 1779, 1781–1782.
  • Peyton Randolph (ca. 1721 or 1722–1775), from Williamsburg, 1774–1775 (president, 5 September 1774–22 October 1774, 10 May 1775–24 May 1775).
  • Meriwether Smith (1730–1790), from Essex County, 1778–1781.
  • John Walker (1744–1809), from Albemarle County, 1780.
  • George Washington (1732–1799), from Fairfax County, 1774–1775.
  • George Wythe (1726–1806), from Williamsburg, 1775–1776; signed the Declaration of Independence.

References

Further Reading
Salmon, Emily J. and Edward D. C. Campbell Jr., eds. The Hornbook of Virginia History: A Ready-Reference Guide to the Old Dominion's People, Places, and Past. Fourth Edition. Richmond, Virginia: The Library of Virginia, 1994.
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