George Washington Quick Facts
Home State Virginia
Planter, soldier, statesman; colonial officer in French and Indian War;
Virginia Legislature; Continental Congress, 1774-75;
Commanding General of Continental Army during War of Independence.
President of the Constitutional Convention. 1789-1796:
First president of the United States 1789-97
Noted quote: "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair."
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