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George Washington (1732–1799)


George Washington was an uncle of Bushrod Washington.


George Washington, Founding Father and first president of the United States under the Constitution, was born on 22 February 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and Mary Ball Washington. Although his education was sporadic, Washington would become a surveyor and Virginia militia officer by the age of twenty-one. In 1753 Governor Robert Dinwiddie tasked him with carrying an ultimatum to French traders encroaching on English lands in the Ohio territory.


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