George Washington By Dennis J. Mahoney Summary

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According to “George Washington” by Dennis J. Mahoney, George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 at Bridges Creek, Virginia, United States. He was the third son of a prosperous planter and he learned the trade of surveying in his teens. At the age of twenty-one he was appointed to the rank of major in the Virginia Militia, and at the start of the French and Indian War he was appointed to lieutenant colonel and by the end of the war he was promoted to the rank of coloned and named commander in chief of all the Virginian forces. In 1759 he married the widow Martha Custis, their combined wealth gave him financial independence, allowing him to spend the rest of his life in a career of public service. He was a member of the House of Burgesses
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