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George Washington

1st President of the United States

(1789-1797)

"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God."

-- Address to the Constitutional Convention, 1787


Born: February 22, 1732

Birthplace: Popes County, Colony of Virginia, British America

Father: Augustine Washington (1694-1743)

Mother: Mary Ball Washington (1708-1789)

Wife: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802)

Married: Kent County, Virginia, January 6, 1759

Previous Experience: Surveyor, soldier, planter, diplomat

Political Party: Federalist

Age at Inauguration: 57

Term of Office: April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797

Vice-President: John Adams (1789-1797)

Died: December 14, 1799

Age at Death: 67

Place of Burial: Mount Vernon, Virginia


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1789 George Washington 69 N/A
  John Adams 34 N/A
  John Jay 9 N/A
  Nine Others 26 N/A
1792 George Washington 132 N/A
  John Adams 77 N/A
  George Clinton 50 N/A
  Two Others 5 N/A