George Washington

George Washington

Who was George Washington?

Anyone who wants to know about America History needs to know more about who was George Washington. George Washington was born on February 22nd at Popes Creek in Westmoreland County, in the British colony of Virginia in 1732. He was the first of six children of Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. George married Martha Dandridge Custis On January 6, 1759 when he was 26 years old. He died on December 14, 1799. Washington was the first President of the United States.

He was an American military officer and a Founding Father who was the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Washington was designated by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army. He drove Patriot forces to triumph in the American Revolutionary War. He also served as president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which made and ratified the important Constitution of the United States and the American federal government.

George Washington first served public office, from 1749 to 1750 and was a surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia. He then accepted his first military training and was assigned the command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War. Washington was later elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was also named a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was designated Commanding General of the Continental Army and guided American forces allied with France to triumph over the British at the siege of Yorktown in 1781 during the Revolutionary War.

Career Highlights

In office
April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Vice PresidentJohn Adams
BornFebruary 22, 1732
Popes Creek, Colony of Virginia, British America
DiedDecember 14, 1799
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Senior Officer of the United States Army
In office
July 13, 1798 – December 14, 1799
Commander-in-Chief of the 
Continental Army
In office
June 14, 1775 – December 23, 1783
Delegate to the Continental Congress
from Virginia
In office
May 10, 1775 – June 15, 1775
Member of the
Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
May 18, 1761 – May 6, 1776
Political partyIndependent

Information of the Life of George Washington

Cabinet Members Under Washington

Secretary of StateThomas Jefferson, 1789
Edmund Randolph, 1794
Timothy Pickering, 1795
Secretary of the TreasuryAlexander Hamilton, 1789
Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 1795
Secretary of WarHenry Knox, 1789
Timothy Pickering, 1795
James McHenry, 1796
Attorney GeneralEdmund Randolph, 1789
William Bradford, 1794
Charles Lee, 1795

Large Events During Washington’s Career & Lifetime

American Revolution
Crossing of the Delaware River
Valley Forge
Newburgh Conspiracy
Proclamation of Neutrality
Whiskey Rebellion
Jay Treaty


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