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  George Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and later the first President of the United States, an office to which he was twice elected (unanimously among the Electoral College) and held from 1789 to 1797.
George Washington was elected unanimously by the Electoral College in 1789, and he remains the only person ever to be elected president unanimously (a feat which he duplicated in 1792).
Washington, together with Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, was chosen by President Calvin Coolidge to be depicted in stone at the Mount Rushmore Memorial.
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Washington was part of the economic and elite of the slave -owning planters of Virginia.
Washington was commissioned in 1754 as a colonel in the Virginia and built a series of forts in western frontier of Virginia.
George Washington University in Washington D.C. was named after and it was in part founded with Washington bequeathed to an endowment to create university in Washington.
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 George Washington
Washington was part of the economic and cultural elite of the slave-owning planters of Virginia.
Washington was commissioned in 1754 as a colonel in the Virginia Militia and built a series of forts in the western frontier of Virginia.
In 1976, George Washington was posthumously promoted to the rank of General of the Armies and also declared to be the senior military officer of the United States of America.
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 MITRE - About Us - Awards and Recognition
The award is named for Professor Hobart Newell, a 1918 WPI graduate and professor who was a leader in the early telecommunications revolution.
Selection to the list, which is now in its 12th year, is based on a survey of each organization's employment statistics and financial data, benefits policies and programs, as well as feedback from employees.
The MITRE Corporation congratulates Dr. George H. Heilmeier, a MITRE Trustee and chairman emeritus of Telcordia Technologies, Inc., on being named as one of three winners of this year's Kyoto Prizes, the international awards presented by the Inamori Foundation to recognize life-long contributions to advanced technology, basic sciences, and arts and philosophy.
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George Washington's birthday is celebrated on February 22 using the Gregorian calendar, but under the Julian calendar, which was in use throughout Britain and its colonies at the time of his birth, he was born on February 11.
Washington was commissioned in 1754 as an Colonel in the Virginia Militia and built a series of Forts in the western frontier of Virginia.
George Washington was plagued throughout his adult life with bad teeth, losing about 1 tooth a year from the age of 24.
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Washington's goal at the outset of his military career had been to secure a commission as a British officerandmdash;which in the British colonies was a big step-up from being a mere colonial officer.
Washington never saw active service, however, and upon his death one year later the U.S. Army rolls listed him as a retired Lieutenant General, which was then considered the equivalent to his rank as General and Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War.
Washington set many other precedents that established tranquility in the presidential office in the years to come and is generally regarded by historians as one of the greatest presidents.
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Washington was later released by the French, on parole, with his promise not to return to the Ohio Country for one year.
In 1774, Washington was chosen as a delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress, convened in the wake of the Boston Tea Party, the British government's punitive closure of Boston Harbor, and the annulment of legislative and judicial rights in Massachusetts.
Washington firmly believed that the people are sovereign and that no one should ever come to power in America because of military force, or because of birth in a noble family.
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George Washington on the Frontier -- from The Fort Edwards Foundation
Washington has the distinction of being the only president to be elected unanimously by the electoral college.
Many places are named after Washington including the nation's capital, the state, 31 counties and 17 communities.
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