(11 February 1732 – 14 December 1799)
Soldier, surveyor, planter, slave holder, legislator and President of the USA. Having joined the army as a young man, he was made colonel of the colonial Virginia Regiment and Virginian Commander in Chief during the French and Indian War. He joined the Virginia House of Burgesses, then the Virginia Convention and Continental Congress. He was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Having retired from the army, he was selected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, where he was elected its president. Afterwards he was elected President of the USA, a role he greatly shaped.