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- Born: (date), 1732
- Gravesite: (place)
Washington was initiated as a Freemason in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 4 February, 1752.
General of the colonial army in the American Revolutionary War.
Presided over the American Constitutional Convention, 1787.
Elected president, 1788 and 1792, by electors selected by state legislators and not by popular vote. Nevertheless, remains the only president unanimously elected by the Electoral College.
His image is on the one dollar bill and the quarter-dollar coin.
The capital city of the United States, Washington, D.C., is named for him. The District of Columbia was created by an Act of Congress in 1790, and Washington was deeply involved in its creation, including the siting of the White House.
He selected the site for West Point.
His estate, Mount Vernon, is located in what is now a suburb of Washington, D.C.
- Next President: John Adams
- Vice President: John Adams