Richard Kemp (also spelled Kempe) served as the secretary of the
colony and as a member of the governor's Council from 1634 to 1649. He also served as acting governor of Virginia in
Sir William Berkeley's
stead from 1644 to 1645, assuming leadership of the colony just after the Third Anglo-Powhatan War
(1644–1646). A close ally of Sir John Harvey, the first royally appointed governor of Virginia
(1630–1639), Kemp supported Harvey throughout a series of disputes betwee. . .
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