Washington, George, 1732-1799.
George Washington, born February 22, 1732, was a central, critical figure in the founding of the United States and is commonly considered the father of the United States. He led America's Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War, and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. He served two four-year terms from 1789 to 1797, having won reelection in 1792. He died at his Virginia estate, Mount Vernon, in 1799.From the finding aid for George Washington survey, 1771 February 25 ()
George Washington's career as a surveyor began at the age of seventeen when he accompanied George William Fairfax and James Genn, surveyor of Prince William County on a month long trip west of the Blue Ridge Mountains to survey land for Thomas, Lord Fairfax. Although the surveys were done by Fairfax and Genn, the trip established a relationship between Washington and the Fairfax family which resulted in Washington's appointment as surveyor for the newly created county of Culpeper. He served as county surveyor from July, 1749 to November, 1750. He continued surveying after that and is known to have produced at least 199 professional surveys.From the finding aid for George Washington Survey, 1759 March 13. ()