George Washington

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  • Born: February 22, 1732
  • Died: December 14, 1799
  • Wife: Martha Washington
  • Children: 2
  • Level of Education: No College
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Prior Professions: Military, Surveyor, Planter
  • Military Service: General

Presidency

Cabinet

  • Secretary of State: John Jay, acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs under the Confederation, continued at Washington's request until the office was assumed by Thomas Jefferson, named September 26, 1789, endered upon duties March 22, 1790; Edmund Randolph, January 2, 1794; Timothy Pickering (ad interim), August 20, 1795, then officially December 10, 1795
  • Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton, September 11, 1789; Oliver Wolcott, Jr., February 2, 1795
  • Secretary of War: Henry Knox, September 12, 1789; Timothy Pickering, January 2, 1795, then ad interim, December 10, 1795 to February 5, 1796; James McHenry, January 27, 1796, entered upon duties February 6, 1796
  • Attorney General: Edmund Randolph, named September 26, 1789, entered upon duties February 2, 1790; William Bradford, January 27, 1794, entered upon duties January 29, 1794; Charles Lee, December 10, 1795
  • Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood, September 26, 1789, then Timothy Pickering, named August 12, 1791, entered upon duties August 19, 1791; Joseph Habersham, February 25, 1795

Other Positions Held

Brief Biography

George Washington holds a special place in American history. He was the first Commander in Chief of American Armed Forces, first American President, and his image is etched into the landscape at Mount Rushmore, along with three other extraordinary American Presidents: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

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