George Washington

Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg
1st President of the United States
In office
April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Vice PresidentJohn Adams
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJohn Adams
7th Senior Officer of the United States Army
In office
July 13, 1798 – December 14, 1799
PresidentJohn Adams
Preceded byJames Wilkinson
Succeeded byAlexander Hamilton
Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
In office
June 14, 1775 – December 23, 1783
Appointed byContinental Congress
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byHenry Knox (Senior Officer)
Delegate to the Continental Congress
from Virginia
In office
May 10, 1775 – June 15, 1775
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byThomas Jefferson
ConstituencySecond Continental Congress
In office
September 5, 1774 – October 26, 1774
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
ConstituencyFirst Continental Congress
Member of the
Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
May 18, 1761 – May 6, 1776
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byOffice abolished
ConstituencyFairfax County
In office
July 24, 1758 – May 18, 1761
Preceded byThomas Swearingen
Succeeded byGeorge Mercer
ConstituencyFrederick County
Personal details
BornFebruary 22, 1732
Popes Creek, Colony of Virginia, British America
DiedDecember 14, 1799 (aged 67)
Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyIndependent
Martha Dandridge (m. 1759)
ChildrenJohn (adopted)
Patsy (adopted)
ParentsAugustine Washington
Mary Ball Washington
ResidenceMount Vernon
AwardsCongressional Gold Medal
Thanks of Congress[2]
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
AllegianceKingdom of Great Britain
United States of America
Branch/serviceColonial Militia
Virginia Regiment (Provincial troops)
Continental Army
United States Army
Years of service1752–58 (Colonial forces)
1775–83 (Continental Army)
1798–99 (U.S. Army)
RankColonel (Colonial forces)
General and Commander-in-Chief (Continental Army)
Lieutenant general
(United States Army)
General of the Armies (promoted posthumously in 1976 by an Act of Congress)
CommandsVirginia Regiment
Continental Army
United States Army

French and Indian War

  • Battle of Jumonville Glen
  • Battle of Fort Necessity
  • Braddock Expedition
  • Battle of the Monongahela
  • Forbes Expedition

American Revolutionary War

  • Boston campaign
  • New York and New Jersey campaign
  • Philadelphia campaign
  • Yorktown campaign

Northwest Indian War

Whiskey Rebellion

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