- Born: February 22, 1732 in Pope's Creek, Virginia
- Inaugurated: April 30, 1789
- Age at Inauguration: 57 Years, 67 Days
Renowned as "The Father of His Country, " George Washington was the greatest patriot and statesman of his era. As commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, he led the United States to victory in the American Revolution. He also played a key role in drafting the U.S. Constitution in 1787... and in 1789 he was elected first President of the United States. To recognize his unique role in history, American's capital city in named in his honor.
"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon"