George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731]December 14, 1799) was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) and the first President of the United States of America (1789–1797). For his central role in the formation of the United States, he is often referred to as the father of his country.
Progress towards a memorial finally began in 1832. That year, which marked the 100th anniversary of Washington's birth, a large group of concerned citizens formed the Washington National Monument Society. They began collecting donations, much in the way Blodgett had suggested. By the middle of the 1830s, they had raised over $28,000 ($582,039 in 2009 dollars) and announced a competition for the design of the memorial.
On September 23, 1835, the board of managers of the society described their expectations
George Washington became known as "The Father of Our Country". He is an important person in the history of the United States. George's great-grandfather came from England and became a landowner in America. He owned more than 5.000 acres of land. George's father, Augustine, settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
22 February 1732 - the birth of George Washington first president of the USA
George Washington was one of the leading American generals and statesmen, campaigner and active factor in gaining independence from Britain to the colonies in North America and first president of the United States.