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George Wythe

Death: Jun 8, 1806

Birthplace: Hampton

Nationality: United States

George Wythe

Date of Death : Jun 8, 1806
Birth Place : Hampton

George Wythe was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar and Virginia judge, as well as a prominent opponent of slavery. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia's representatives to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. Wythe taught and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and other men who became American leaders.

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