George Washington

Presidential Number: 1st
Years he was President: 1789-1797
State Represented: Virginia
Party Affiliation: Federalist
Fact(s): In May 1775, Washington, one of Virginia's delegates, was elected commander in chief of the Continental Army.

Birthday: February 22, 1732
How old would he be this year? 271
School(s) attended: Did not attend college, but studied at home
Wife: Martha Washington
Occupation(s) before he was President: Planter, farmer, soldier
Other way(s) he served: Represented Virginia in the Continental Congress
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches
Favorite Foods: Ice cream, fish
Hobbies or Sports: Fishing, riding
Pets: Horse named Nelson

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Horse and carriage
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter
U.S. Population when term began: 3,929,214
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 16
George Washington

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Art and information provided by fifth-graders from Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Coloringbook drawings by White House artist Rania Hassan.