04/02/1789 George Washington becomes the first elected U.S. president
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George Washington (1732-1799) President of the USA
George Washington was unanimously elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice president. G. Washington was enormously popular, and his agreement to serve as the first President of the United States ensured that he was listed first when the electors cast their votes on the appointed day.
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