01 George Washington

01 George Washington

01 George Washington

01 George Washington
01 George Washington

 
  • Term: 1st President of the United States (1789-1797)
  • Vice President: John Adams (1789-1797)
  • Born: February 22, 1732, Pope's Creek, Virginia
  • Nickname: "Father of His Country"
  • First Lady: Martha Custis Washington
  • Education: The equivalent of an elementary school education
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: January 6, 1759, to Martha Dandridge Custis (1731-1802)
  • Children: None
  • Career: Soldier, Planter
  • Political Party: Federalist
  • Died: December 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Buried: Family Vault, Mount Vernon, Virginia

George Washington Trivia:

No formal education. The only president elected unanimously. He received all 69 electoral votes. At his inauguration, Washington had only one tooth. At various times he wore dentures made of human teeth, animal teeth, ivory or even lead. Never wood. In addition to the nation's capital and the state, 31 counties and 17 towns are named in his honor. He stood 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighed 200 pounds and wore size 13 shoes. He is the only president who didn't live in Washington, D.C. during his presidency. During his presidency the Judiciary Act of 1789 established the federal court system, the Bank Act of 1791 established a nation wide banking system, the Bill of Rights became law on December 15, 1791.


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