He was the First

February includes Presidents’ Day in the United States.

While it is good to set a day aside to honor past leaders, sometimes one day isn’t enough. So for the next several Fridays this blog with highlight some of the prominent holders of our highest elected office.

Shall we begin at the beginning?

George Washington, a native of Virginia, was born in 1732. He served as general in charge of the colonial army during the revolution and presided at the constitutional convention and was elected as the first President of the new nation. He served for a total of eight years and then stepped out of the political spotlight. His death near the end of 1799 made him the only US President to both serve and die in the 18th Century.

He’s often depicted on horseback — as in this fine example in Boston.

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