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The 280th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington

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Four score and two hundred years ago, the father of our country was born. In Honor of George Washington, on this President’s Day 2012, I provide an article which was written 30 years ago on the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Some highlights of his life:
Born Feb 22, 1732
1755 – Commander-In-Chief of the Frontier Forces of Virginia
1759 – Married Martha Dandridge Custis
1774 – Represented Virginia in the First Continental Convention
1775 – Commander-In-Chief of the American Army
1787 – Virginia Delegate to The Constitutional Convention
1787 – unanimously Elected President of the Constitutional Convention
1788 – Washington’s Support of the Constitution Instrumental in its Ratification
1789 – Washington was overwhelmingly Elected as First President of the United States
1793 – Washington serves a second Term as President of the United States
1796 – Washington refuses a third Term as President and issues his famous Farewell Address

George Washington died on December 14, 1799. Click the Image for the full article. or click here.

Written by federalexpression

February 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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