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Washington, George 1732-1799.
American military leader and the first president of the United States (1789-1797). Commander of the American forces in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), he presided over the Constitutional Convention (1787) and was elected president of the fledgling country (1789). He shunned partisan politics and in his farewell address (1796) warned against foreign involvement.
Wash′ing·to′ni·an (wŏsh′ĭng-tō′nē-ən, wô′shĭng-) adj. & n.
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