Bob Gleason’s Patrick Henry teaches us that you can be poor, you can grow up in the backwoods with a limited education, and you can fail more than once, yet you can still ultimately succeed. Mr. Henry kept trying. Early on he got married and had a store, but it failed. His first wife was brought low by the depression that followed her bearing their 6th child. Rather than committing her, Henry kept her in the basement. After his first wife’s death, Henry remarried and fathered 11 children. He had a farm, but he managed to burn it down. This self-taught musician then became a self-taught lawyer. He won an important case when local parsons were paid in cash instead of tobacco. He argued the case and won, gaining a reputation as a skillful lawyer.
For this passionate orator, best known for his, “Give me Liberty or give me Death!” it was all about freedom. He was against a federal government, he was against the Constitution, but he was vehemently in favor of what would become the Bill of Rights.
Invite Patrick Henry to your event:
• Educational Programs: Program with Press Conference for schools, museums, libraries and historical sites • Parties: Mix & Mingle, Entertaining Toasts, Relevant Quotes, Photo Ops for corporate, association and private social events • Pair with Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson • Bob Gleason: Bio of Actor/Historian, Reenactor, or Impersonator