George Washington Essay

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This article is about the first President of the United States. For other uses, see George Washington (disambiguation). George Washington | | 1st President of the United States | In office April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 | Vice President | John Adams | Preceded by | Office created | Succeeded by | John Adams | 1st Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army | In office June 15, 1775 – December 23, 1783 | Appointed by | Continental Congress | Preceded by | Office created | Succeeded by | Henry Knox | 7th Commanding General of the United States Army | In office July 13, 1798 – December 14, 1799 | Appointed by | John Adams | Preceded by | James Wilkinson | Succeeded by | Alexander Hamilton | Delegate from Virginia to the Second Continental Congress | In office May 10, 1775 – June 15, 1775 | Preceded by | None | Succeeded by | Thomas Jefferson | Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress | In office September 5, 1774 – October 26, 1774 | Preceded by | None | Succeeded by | None | | Born | February 22, 1732 Westmoreland County,Colony of Virginia | Died | December 14, 1799(aged 67) Mount Vernon, Virginia | Resting place | Washington family vault, Mount Vernon | Nationality | American British subject (prior to 1776) | Political party | None | Spouse(s) | Martha Dandridge Custis Washington | Children | none | Occupation | Farmer (planter) soldier (officer) | Religion | Church of England /Episcopal | Signature | | Military service | Allegiance | Kingdom of Great Britain United States of America | Service/branch | Virginia provincial militia Continental Army United States Army | Years of service | militia: 1752–1758 Continental Army: 1775–1783 U. S. Army: 1798–1799 | Rank | Lieutenant General General of the Armies of the United States(posthumously in 1976) |

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