Attributed to William Edward West (1788-1857)
Portrait of John Lee
John Lee (1788-1871) was the son of Thomas Sim Lee, American Statesman for Frederick County, Maryland, although not a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation or the US Constitution, he was an important participant in the process of their creation. Thomas Sim Lee was the second State Governor of Maryland serving twice from 1779 to 1783 and again 1792 to 1794.
He also served as a delegate of Maryland in the Congress of the Confederation in 1783 and was a member of the House of Delegates in 1787. He worked closely with the founding fathers and played an important part in the birth of his sate and the nation.
John Lee 1788-1817 son of Thomas Sim Lee was a US Representative from Maryland. Elected as a Jackson Federalist to the eighteenth Congress 1823-1825. He was chairman of the committee of the House of Representatives appointed to escort the Marquis de Lafayette from Frederick County to Washington in 1825.