George Washington

1732 Feb 22: Born in Westmoreland Co., VA. (1)

1789 Apr 30: At Federal Hall in New York, he takes the oath of office as the first President of the United States. (1)

1797: Completes his second term as President. (1)

1799 Dec 14: Dies at Mt. Vernon, VA. (1)

Many tall tales about George Washington have emerged over the years. Lengel's book Inventing George Washington does much to separate fact from fiction. (2)

Portrait from (1)

Selected Works

o The Papers of George Washington, Edward G. Lengel, Editor-in-Chief (University of Virginia, In progress). Also (Accessed 2011 May 9).


1. "The White House: George Washington," (White House, USA, 2007 Oct 30; accessed 2007 Oct 30).

2. Edward G. Lengel, Inventing George Washington (Harper Collins, 2011).

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