George Washington

1st President of the United States

Facts

Birthday: February 22, 1732

  • President's Day is his birthday

Death Date: December 14, 1799

Presidency: April 30, 1789--March 4, 1797

  • very first president
  • founding father
  • belonged to no political party
  • he was the first to sign the Constitution
  • unanimously elected President twice
  • began the tradition of presidents only serving two terms

Family:

  • married to Martha Dandridge Custis on January 6, 1759
  • never had his own children
  • had two step children--John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis
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Fun Facts

  • He was one of or biggest presidents: stood at 6ft 2in and weighed 200 pounds.
  • He bred hound dogs.
  • Pulled out all of his teeth at the age 57, they were replaced with false ivory teeth.
  • He never lived in the White House.