Governor of Virginia (1788-91).
Served in House of Burgesses before the Revolution. Colonel in Virginia militia (1776-79). President of the Executive Council of Virginia (1788).
Educated at the College of William and Mary.
First letter in correspondence: December 14, 1789; James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, eds., Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York, 1888), v, 172; Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution (revised ed., Baltimore, 1982), p. 458.