- Lieutenant Colonel in the Colonial
military (Commissioned 1754, at the age of 22). Served in the
French and Indian War (lasted 1754-1763), a war which was started over
disputes over British and French control of the Ohio Valley.
- Promoted to Colonel (1755).
- Became commander in chief of the
Virginia Militia (1755).
- Left the Army (1758).
- Member of the Virginia House of
- Elected Commander in Chief of the
Continental Army, the military force created by the Continental
Congress to fight against Britain in the war for Independence (May,
1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
- Began his command of the Continental
Army (July 3, 1775, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.) He led them
through the American Revolution, the war that allowed America to gain
independence from Britain.
- Delegate to the First and Second
Continental Congresses (1774-1775).
- Elected as the First President of the
United States (Took Office on April 30, 1789).
- Reelected president (1792).
- Left office (1797).
a full biography from the White House, click here.