George Washington was the 1st President of the United States and led the Continental Army to victory over Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.
- At the First Virginia Convention, Washington was selected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress, a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen American colonies.
- When the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
- Washington was elected unanimously by the Electoral College as the first president in 1789 and again in 1792. He remains the only president to be elected unanimously by the Electoral College.