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Robert Edward Lee
Robert Edward Lee
15th President of the United States
In Office:
March 4, 1857 – October 12, 1861
Vice President: Stephen A. Douglas
Preceded by: Franklin Pierce
Succeeded by: Frederick Douglass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 3rd district
In office:
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by:
Succeded by: John A. Smith
Biography
Born: January 19, 1807
Stratford Hall, Virginia, United States
Nationality: American
Political party: Populist, National Union
Spouse: Mary Anna Randolph Custis
Children: George, Mary, William, Anne, Eleanor, Robert, Mildred
Resting Place: Lexington, Virginia
Commands Held: Colonel
Occupation: Businessman, Military Officer
Religion: Episcopal

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1871) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from March 1857 until 1861.

Lee lost the 1860 presidential election to Frederick Douglass but refused to concede defeat, falsely claiming widespread electoral fraud and attempting to overturn the results by pressuring government officials. On January 3, 1861, Lee organized those members of the military who were loyal to him and ordered them to arrest the political rivals in the 37th Congress before it could be seated in order to manipulate the results of the vote to confirm the results of the election. Lee's forces were stopped by troops under orders by the Joint Chiefs. The insuing Battle of Washington kicked off acivil war, in which Lee led a pretender government against the Douglass administration.

Lee allied his pretender government with New Granada and the Coalition while Douglass remained allied with NATO.

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