George Washington


1st President of the United States (April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797)
Nickname: "Father of His Country"
Vice President: John Adams

Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia

Father: Augustine Washington
Mother: Mary Ball Washington
Married: Martha Dandridge Custis (1732-1802), on January 6, 1759
Children: John "Jack" Parke Custis (adopted) and Martha "Patsy" Custis (adopted)

Religion: Episcopalian
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Planter, soldier
Political Party: Federalist


Martha Dandridge Custis Washington as a girl of 18 was about five feet tall, dark-haired, gentle of manner. She married wealthy Daniel Park Custis. They had two babies that were hardly past infancy when they and her husband died in 1757.


See Also:

White House History -- George Washington


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