George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first president of the United States served from 1789 to 1797. Washington has been called the “Father of His Country” for his key role in the formation of a new nation.
Washington was a military general and got his initial military training and command with the Virginia Regiment. He is well known for leading the continental army in victory over the British in the American Revolution.
He played a remarkable role in the adoption of the constitution. Later he was elected as the president by the Electoral College in the first two elections. During his presidency, he established many roles and traditions of the President that still stand today.
On December 14, 1799, Washington died with a throat infection in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The District of Columbia renamed as Washington, D.C. after the name of George Washington, and later after his death became the capital of the United States.