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Washington, George (1732–1799)

  • By: David A. Smith
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

First U.S. president

Even with all the layers of legend that have accumulated around George Washington both during his lifetime and during the two hundred-plus years since his death, it would be difficult to overestimate his leadership and importance to the United ...

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