Reference Entry

Washington, George (1732-1799), revolutionary army officer and president of the United States of America

Charles Royster

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early life | Military career and the Seven Years' War | Marriage and family life | Road to revolution | Commander-in-chief | Later conflict and victory | Civilian life | Becoming president | In office | Final years | Personality and legacy

Reference Entry.  9928 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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