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Washington, George

Line breaks: George Wash¦ing|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən
 
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Definition of Washington, George in English:

( 1732–99), American general and statesman, 1st President of the US 1789–97. Washington helped win the War of Independence by keeping his army together through the winter at Valley Forge and winning a decisive battle at Yorktown (1781). He chaired the convention at Philadelphia (1787) that drew up the American Constitution and subsequently served two terms as President, following a policy of neutrality in international affairs.

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