George Washington, who lived from Feb. 22, 1732 to Dec. 14, 1799, was the first president of the United States, the leader of the Continental army and a surveyor. He was born in Westmoreland Country, Virginia and died in... More »

Facts about George Washington can be found on the Biography, History and Mount Vernon websites. The White House website also features a basic biography of the former President that is taken from a work by Frank Freidel a... More »

Facts about George Washington's view on the Presidency include that he originally did not think the President should receive a salary, he established a cabinet of advisors, and he felt that differing opinions on the cabi... More » History Modern History US History

George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732. His place of birth was Westmoreland County, Virginia, at his father Augustine Washington's plantation near Pope's Creek. More » History Modern History US History

George Washington was a farmer, surveyor and soldier who, as commander in chief of the Continental Army, defeated the British in the Revolutionary War and, as a private citizen, became the first president of the United S... More »

George Washington is best known for setting the precedent of a two-term limit for American presidents, but he created other patterns later presidents followed as well. For example, he carefully organized his day so he co... More »

George Washington was born in 1732 and began his surveying career at 17. He fought for the British in the French and Indian War, first held elected office in 1758, and commanded the Continental Army against the British f... More »