George Washington

Events

Birth

January 22, 1732

Westmoreland County, Virginia

Fought in French and Indian War

1754 - 1759

Commander of all Virginia forces

Married Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis

January 6, 1759

Elected to the First Continetal Congress

1774

Appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army

June 15, 1775

Rank of general

Signed the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

Elected President of the Constitutional Convention

May 25, 1787

Elected First President of the United States

1789

Published his Farewell Address

1796

Died at Mount Vernon

December 14, 1799