George Washington was an American soldier, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War,
and presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the Constitution of the United States and a federal government.
Washington has been memorialized by monuments, a federal holiday, various media, geographical locations,
In 1976 Washington was posthumously promoted to the rank of General of the Armies of the United States.