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George Washington

George Washington
Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg
George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1797
1st President of the United States
In office
April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Vice President John Adams
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by John Adams
Senior Officer of the Army
In office
July 13, 1798 – December 14, 1799
Appointed by John Adams
Preceded by James Wilkinson
Succeeded by Alexander Hamilton
Commander-in-Chief of the
Continental Army
In office
June 15, 1775 – December 23, 1783
Appointed by Continental Congress
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Henry Knox (Senior Officer of the Army)
Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia
In office
May 10, 1775 – June 15, 1775
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Thomas Jefferson
Delegate to the First Continental Congress
from Virginia
In office
September 5, 1774 – October 26, 1774
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1732-02-22)February 22, 1732
Bridges Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, British America
Died December 14, 1799(1799-12-14) (aged 67)
Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
Resting place Washington Family Tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
Political party None
Spouse(s) Martha Dandridge (m. 1759)
Awards Congressional Gold Medal
Thanks of Congress
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance  Great Britain
 United States
Service/branch Kingdom of Great Britain Colonial Militia
Continental Army
United States Army
Years of service 1752–58 (British Militia)
1775–83 (Continental Army)
1798–99 (U.S. Army)
Rank

British-Army-Col(1856-1867)-Collar Insignia.svg Colonel (Great Britain)
US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General (United States)

General of Armies insignia.svg General of the Armies (promoted posthumously: 1976, by an Act of Congress)
Commands Virginia Colony's regiment
Continental Army
United States Army
Battles/wars

British-Army-Col(1856-1867)-Collar Insignia.svg Colonel (Great Britain)
US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General (United States)

 • 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


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