Person:Edmund Randolph (1)

Edmund Jennings Randolph, Esq., 1st U.S. Attorney General
m. bef 1753
  1. Edmund Jennings Randolph, Esq., 1st U.S. Attorney General1753 - 1813
  2. Susanna Randolph1755 -
  3. Arianna RandolphABT 1755 -
  4. Sarah RandolphABT 1757 -
  5. Ariana Randolph1760 -
  • HEdmund Jennings Randolph, Esq., 1st U.S. Attorney General1753 - 1813
  • WElizabeth Nicholas
m. 29 Aug 1776
  1. Peyton Randolph1779 - 1828
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Edmund Jennings Randolph, Esq., 1st U.S. Attorney General
Alt Name[1] Gov. Edmund Randolph, 7th Governor of Virginia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Aug 1753 Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, United States
Marriage 29 Aug 1776 to Elizabeth Nicholas
Death[1] 12 Sep 1813 Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, United States
Reference Number? Q318703?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Edmund Randolph, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Secondary quality.

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    Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753 September 12, 1813) was an American attorney, the seventh Governor of Virginia, the second Secretary of State, and the first United States Attorney General.

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  2. Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915), 1:57, Secondary quality.

    ... Ariana [Jennings] (who married John Randolph of Virginia, father of Edmund Randolph, first attorney-general of Virginia and of the United States) ...

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    Edmund was a member of the prominent Randolph family in Virginia. His father was the king's attorney John Randolph and his uncle was Virginia politician Peyton Randolph. He studied law as a young man and joined the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was elected to the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1782. He was elected governor of Virginia in 1786.

    The following year, as a delegate from Virginia to the Constitutional Convention, Randolph introduced the Virginia Plan as an outline for a new national government. Randolph refused to sign the final document, however, believing it had insufficient checks and balances, and published an account of his objections in October 1787.

    Randolph was appointed as the first U.S. Attorney General in September 1789, maintaining precarious neutrality in the feud between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. When Jefferson resigned as Secretary of State in 1793, Randolph succeeded him to the position.