Feb. 4, 1789: George Washington Elected President

George Washington, having commanded a poorly equipped civilian army to victory in the Revolutionary War, ran essentially unopposed for election as the nation's first president. The 69 presidential electors cast their votes on Feb. 4, 1789, unanimously electing Washington, but results weren't announced until April.

( May 5, 2014 )

George Washington, having commanded a poorly equipped civilian army to victory in the Revolutionary War, ran essentially unopposed for election as the nation's first president. The 69 presidential electors cast their votes on Feb. 4, 1789, unanimously electing Washington, but results weren't announced until April.

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