Washington, George, 1927, Biographical Sketch

GEORGE WASHINGTON was born February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Va. His ancestry was English; his family large land owners. His early years were spent at Mount Vernon, Va., where he studied mathematics, and later became a surveyor. In 1754 he commanded a regiment against the French, and received the rank of Colonel. For some years he was a member of the Virginia Assembly, and in 1774, took up the cause of the colonists, becoming a member of the Continental Congress. In 1775 he was made Commander-in-Chief of the Armies. He was inaugurated President at New York, April 30, 1789; re-elected in 1792 and inaugurated in Philadelphia. Died from exposure in a storm, December 14, 1799.
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 1.

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