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George Washington
(1731 - 1799)

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1731 Born 22 February in Virginia
1743 Father dies
1748 Works as surveyor
1751 Visits Barbados
1752 Inherits Mount Vernon plantation
1753 Leads Virginia expedition to challenge French claims to the Allegheny River Valley
1754 Serves in French-Indian War
1755 Promoted to colonel; appointed commander of Virginia colonial forces
1758 Elected to a term in House of Burgesses from Frederick County in the Shenandoah Valley.
1759 Marries Martha (Dandridge) Custis on 6 January
1774 Co-authors the Fairfax County Resolves with George Mason; serves as a delegate at First Continental Congress
1775 Serves as Virginia delegate to Second Continental Congress; appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army; "Address to the Inhabitants of Canada"
1783 Revolutionary War ends, Washington resigns his military commission
1787 Presides at Constitutional Convention
1789 Elected president
1793 Unanimously re-elected to the presidency
1799 Dies 14 December
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