Information about George Washington

George Washington (22 February 1732 - 14 December 1799)

George Washington was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father of the United States, who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War, and presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the Constitution of the United States and a federal government for the United States. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.

He has been memorialised by monuments, art, geographical locations, including the national capital, stamps, and currency - his portrait has been on the obverse of the quarter dollar since 1932.

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George Washington: Effigies on Coins
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