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  Edmund Randolph
Randolph tried to pursue, as usual, a non-partisan course in foreign affairs with a leaning toward France, Washington doing the like.
It is maintained by Randolph’s biographer (M. Conway) that this conduct, and his failure to send for the other dispatches alluded to, indicate Washington’s entire disbelief of the assertions of Fauchet, whose intrigues he well knew (dispatch to Monroe, 29 July, 1795).
Randolph had attended to Washington’s law-business in Virginia, always heavy, steadily refusing payment, and could hardly have been suspected of venality.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Edmund Randolph
Edmund attended the College of William and Mary and continued his education by studying the law under his father's tutelage.
During the war Edmund served as an aide-de-camp to General Washington and also attended the convention that adopted Virginia's first state constitution in 1776.
Randolph was a strong advocate of the process of amendment.
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 Edmund Randolph / The Revolutionary History of Virginia, Introduction
Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) was the son of John Randolph (1727-1784) and the nephew of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775).
On the eve of the Revolutionary War John Randolph, who was king's attorney in the colony of Virginia, considered that he was bound by his oath to his sovereign and retired to England; thereby leaving strained relations between father and son.
Edmund Randolph's manuscript History of Virginia, written now more than a century and a quarter ago, inspired no doubt by the stirring scenes he himself had witnessed, was a task to which he turned after his retirement from office near the end of his life.
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 Edmund Randolph Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Edmund Randolph (1753-1813), American statesman and lawyer, was an exceedingly influential public figure from 1780 to 1800.
Edmund Randolph's father, of a family long prominent in Virginia, was king's attorney and returned to England before the American Revolution.
Edmund, however, graduated from the College of William and Mary, and influenced by his uncle Peyton who was a firm patriot, broke with his father.
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 EDMUNDRANDOLPH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Contact US Randolph, Edmund (1753-1813) Governor of Virginia: Randolph attended the College of William and Mary, then studied law under his father, John Randolph.
Edmund Randolph's uncle, Peyton, was first president of the Continental Congress.
Randolph was a delegate to the Annapolis Convention of 1786, and attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787, where he presented the Virginia Plan.
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 Randolph Edmund: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Randolph was prominent at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, presenting the Virginia, or Randolph, Plan, which favored the large states.
Randolph returned to the practice of law in Virginia, and many years passed before his name was entirely cleared.
Edmund Duffy saw the evil of Hitler stark and...competition in jingoism between young William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer).
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 Edmund Randolph
Randolph was born on August 10, 1753 in Williamsburg Virginia.
Randolph participated heavily in the debate for the former until it was settled by the Connecticut Compromise.
Randolph held correspondence with Washington while he was looking to remove to Germantown to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic.
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 Edmund Randolph
Executive summary: First Attorney General of the US The American statesman Edmund Randolph was born on the 10th of August 1753, at Tazewell Hall, Williamsburg, Virginia, the family seat of his grandfather, Sir John Randolph (1693-1737), and his father, John Randolph (1727-84), who (like his uncle Peyton Randolph) were king's attorneys for Virginia.
Edmund graduated at the College of William and Mary, and studied law with his father, who felt bound by his oath to the king and went to England in 1775.
In August-October 1775 Edmund was aide-de-camp to General George Washington.
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Edmund Randolph appeared in Federal Court as a defense attorney for Aaron Burr in 1807.
Randolph admitted to not doing much, but he believed that all of the attorneys on the defense team were there either their to impress others or to serve Burr in the work he couldn't get to because of the lack of time he had.
Peyton Randolph, John's brother and Edmund's uncle, was voted as the first president of the continental congress and was one of the main players in the colonies plan to separate.
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 Edmund Randolph, Whiskey Rebellion - French Connection, George Washington a puppet of Alexander Hamilton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Randolph did not interpret the letter as implicating him in improper communications with a foreign minister; and he was incensed by the charge that he had solicited a bribe.
Randolph was convinced that Fauchet embellished the story to impress his superiors about his influence among American ministers of state; he was certain that political enemies within the administration-and also outside it, now that Alexander Hamilton was retired from office-purposefully misconstrued the dispatches to bring about his political ruin.
Randolph believed, and probably rightly, that the President became enraged by rumors that Randolph was actively campaigning for Thomas Jefferson's succession to the presidency.
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 Edmund Jennings Randolph Biography | World of Criminal Justice
Randolph, who later served as Washington's secretary of state, also played a critical role in drafting a key provision of the U.S. Constitution dealing with the structure of the legislative branch.
Randolph accepted the position knowing that it had little authority and was at best a part time position.
Randolph resigned in 1795 but it was later proved the charges were false.
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Randolph was born at Tazewell Hall to the prominent colonial Randolph family in Williamsburg, Virginia, and he was educated in law at the College of William and Mary.
Upon the death of his uncle Peyton Randolph he went to Virginia to act as executor of the estate, and while there was elected as a representative to the state constitutional convention.
A scandal involving an intercepted French message implying Randolph was prone to bribery led to his resignation in August 1795, although the allegations were provably unfounded.
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 Edmund Randolph
Edmund's "autobiographical" letter states that he and his wife learned the basics of reading at a local school.
The only evidence about the tension that must have existed between Edmund and his father, John, as the colonies moved to war with Great Britain is a letter from Benjamin Harrison to General George Washington written July 21, 1775.
In this letter, Harrison reported that Edmund was seeking support for his effort to become an aide to General Washington.
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 Early History of Randolph County
Randolph County, the state's largest county, was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in October 1786 from Harrison County.
According to the first national census taken In 1790, Randolph County had the smallest population (951) of the nine counties that were then in existence and fell within the current boundaries of West Virginia.
The act creating Randolph County provided that the first meeting of the county court was to take place at Benjamin Wilson's home in Tygart's Valley, about three miles south of present-day Beverly.
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 Edmund Randolph   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Image:EdmundRandolph.jpeg Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753–September 12, 1813) was an American attorney, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, and the first United States Attorney General.
Randolph was elected Governor of Virginia in 1786, that same year leading a delegation to the Annapolis convention where he introduced the Virginia Plan.
Randolph set forth the guidelines for John Jays mission to London in 1794; these were, however, ignored; the resulting Jays Treaty left Randolph to mollify both France and the Federalists; in this he was largely unsuccessful.
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Edmund was a delegate to the Constitutional Congress but declined to sign the constitution because he felt it was not republican enough.
Randolph was also the home of Justin Morgan, who is remembered as the breeder of the remarkable “Morgan horse.” The town currently has a population of about 5,000 and is located about 10 miles northwest of South Royalton.
At the time of their family move, Randolph was one of the larger villages in the state and the store seemed to be a sound business venture.
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 Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 - (American Memory from the ...
Edmund Randolph's family was prominent in Virginia for generations; young Edmund was introduced to many of the most influential men of his time at the family dinner table.
Although his father remained a firm Loyalist throughout the American Revolution, Randolph joined the war effort as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington.
After the war, Randolph became Mayor of Williamsburg, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and eventually, Governor of Virginia -- a position he held when named to serve in the Constitutional Convention.
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 Edmund Randolph / Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lawyer, cabinet officer; born in Williamsburg, Va. (grandson of Sir John Randolph and descendant of Pocahontas).
As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787), he proposed the Virginia (or Randolph) Plan (basing representation solely on population) and then refused to sign the final version of the Constitution because it was not "republican" enough; later, however, he advocated that Virginia ratify it.
As the latter, he tried to hold to a neutral path but found himself challenged when Alexander Hamilton got John Jay to negotiate a treaty with the British (1794); intercepted letters from the French ambassador, Fauchet, intimated that Randolph was receptive to bribery; although both Fauchet and Randolph denied this, Randolph was forced to resign.
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 FindLaw Constitutional Law Center: Founding Fathers: Virginia
Edmund Randolph was born on August 10, 1753, in Tazewell Hall in Williamsburg, Virginia, to Ariana Jenings and John Randolph.
Edmund remained in the care of his uncle, Peyton Randolph, a prominent figure in Virginia politics.
During the war Edmund served as aide-de-camp to General George Washington and also attended the convention at which Virginia's first state constitution was adopted in 1776.
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 Biographies of the Attorneys General
Edmund Jennings Randolph was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, on August 10, 1753.
Randolph was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a member of the Constitutional Convention.
Randolph died on September 12, 1813, in Clarke County, Virginia.
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 Edmund Randolph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was also a member of the "committee on detail" which was tasked with converting the Virginia Plan's 15 resolutions into a first draft of the Constitution.
He was appointed as the first U.S. Attorney General in September 1789, maintaining precarious neutrality in the feud between Thomas Jefferson (of whom Randolph was a distant relative) and Alexander Hamilton.
Near the end of his term as Secretary of State, negotiations for Pinckney's Treaty were finalized.
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 Edmund Randolph and Separation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The son of the King's Attorney in pre-revolutionary Virginia, Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) broke with his loyalist family to join the movement for American independence.
Randolph played a major role in preparing the first draft of the Constitution, but was so skeptical of the finished product that he choose not to sign.
Still, Randolph urged the ratification of the Constitution in the Virginia Convention of 1788, and later served as Attorney General and Secretary of State under George Washington.
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 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Randolph
Randolph, George Wythe (1818-1867) — also known as George W. Randolph — of Virginia.
Randolph, John, of Roanoke (1773-1833) — of Virginia.
Randolph, Joseph Fitz (1803-1873) — of New Jersey.
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 Colonial Hall: Biography of Edmund Randolph
Among the most important members of the convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, was Edmund Randolph, the only son of John Randolph, attorney-general of Virginia.
Randolph was very active in that convention, but, like Patrick Henry, he was so jealous of State Rights, that he declined to affix his name to the Constitution, desiring to be free to act upon it afterward, as his judgment or the opinions of his constituents might dictate.
When the time came to act, his desire for union overcame his narrower scruples; and in the Virginia State Convention he eloquently advocated the adoption of the Federal Constitution.
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