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President George Washington

(1739-1799)

George Washington

 

Name: George Washington

Born: February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia

Died: December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia

 

Family:

Wife: Martha Dandridge (1731-1802)--married in 1759. Marriage ended with George Washington's death in 1799.

Children: George Washington had no children of his own.

 

Interesting Facts About George Washington:

--George Washington's actions led to the start of the French and Indian War in 1754.

--George Washington's only surrendered once in his military career, at Fort Necessity in 1754.

-George Washington is the only President to have a State named after him.

 

Speeches and Documents of George Washington:

 Books about George Washington:

Family, Career, and Personal Highlights

Augustine Washington (1694–1743) --Father

Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789) -- Mother

Martha Dandridge Custis (1731-1802), Wife, wed on January 6, 1759

Children: (George Washington had no children of his own. He and Martha raised her children from her first marriage)

John Parke "Jacky" Custis (1754-1781)--Stepson

Martha Parke "Patsy" Custis (1756-1773)--Stepdaughter

 

Religion:

Episcopal

Siblings

Half-Siblings from his Father's first marriage:
Lawrence Washington--Half-Brother

Augustine Washington --Half-Brother

Butler Washington --Half-Brother

Jane Washington --Half-Sister

Full-Siblings on his Father's marriage to his mother:

John Augustine Washington-Brother

Charles Washington-Brother

Samuel Washington--Brother

Elizabeth "Betty" Washington--Sister

Mildred Washington--Sister

Education:

Attended a school at Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Virginia

Career/Occupation:

1749: Official surveyor for Culpeper County, Virginia
 

Military Service:

1753-1758: British Colonial militia of Virginia:

February, 1753: Appointed as an officer in the Virginia militia, with the rank of major in the Virginia militia.

During the French and Indian War (1754-1762)

May 28, 1754: Lieutenant Colonel Washington commanded British Colonial forces at the Battle of Jumonville Glen (also known as the Jumonville affair).

--This incident was the first battle of the French and Indian War (called the Seven Years War in Europe).

July 3, 1754: Battle of Fort Necessity, or the Battle of the Great Meadows, was the only time in his career that Washington surrendered.

1755: Battle of the Monongahela

--Washington was the senior aide de camp to British General Edward Braddock.

1755: Governor Dinwiddie promoted Washinton to Colonel of the Virginia Regiment, and gave him the task of defending Virginia's frontiers.

--Washington engaged in 20 battles and his active defense of the frontier is credited with saving the frontier population from major harm.

1758: Washington participated in the Forbes Expedition to capture Fort Duquesne.

1758: Washington retired from command of the Virginia Regiment and left military service.

 

 

Political Career:

1940: Worked in Wendell Willkie's (R) presidential campaign
--joined a group of reform-minded Republicans in Grand Rapids, called the "Home Front."

1949-1973: United States House of Representatives (R)

1965-1973: House Minority Leader

1973-1974: Vice-President of the United States (R).

1974-1977: President of the United States (R)

Clubs and Organizations (membership):

1753: Joined the Freemasons

George Washington's Speeches & Documents

The Washington Administration: The Cabinet, Aides, & Advisors

About Us

Bio of the History Guy

Commentary

Site Map--revision in progress

 

Links and Resources on George Washington:

Biography of George Washington--This is a short biography of George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Army and the 1st President of the United States.

Essential information on Washington-- This site has basic information on the presidency of Washington, including electoral vote, cabinets, internet sites for biographies and papers.

George Washington Biography--From the White House