Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Our First President


Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg   

February 4, 1789  The electoral college unanimously selected George Washington to serve as the First President of the United States of America.

His term of office officially began March 4, 1789.  He was sworn in on April 30.  Washington was reelected in 1792 and again received 100 percent of the electoral vote.  He remains to this day the only President to receive unanimous support of the electoral college.





Other posts about Washington on this blog.

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8 comments:

Shelly said...

What a great man he was- the legacy he left will go on as long as this country does.

vanilla said...

Shelly, your comment this morning is number 8100 on STSTT. No prizes, but thank you for being a loyal supporter!

Grace said...

What I always wanted to know is why he never wanted to go home. I lived in Old Town Alexandria and all over are plaques that say "Washington slept here" - considering that Mount Vernon was/is only a few miles down the road, I'm sure his horse knew the way home - he could have napped on the way.

vanilla said...

Grace, interesting conundrum. As many places that sport signs saying "Washington slept here," one wonders if he ever went home. :-D

Jacquelineand.... said...

He and his compatriots were Renaissance Men, in the very best of ways... a pity more of us aren't as broadly educated (and often self-educated) as they were.

vanilla said...

Jacquelineand, few people, it seems to me, have a thirst for learning. "Training" to achieve a higher-paying job perhaps, but learning for its own sake is all but a dead issue these days.

Sharkbytes said...

It was an interesting era (my favorite of history studies). Of course, Washington was a human and not perfect, but he was quite an amazing person. One of the few heroes I have left.

vanilla said...

Sharkbytes, in spite of his flaws, he was a man of many parts, and heroic in my estimation.