Washington Life Facts Lincoln Life Facts

Personal:
First Lady: Martha Washington, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Martha Dandridge Custis
Number of Children: 2
Education Level: No College
Religion: Episcopalian
Profession: Military, Surveyor, Planter
Military Service: General

Personal:
First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Mary Todd
Number of Children: 4
Education Level: No College
Religion: No specific denomination
Profession: Clerk, Military, Lawyer, Store Owner
Military Service: Captain

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 4/30/1789 - 3/3/1797
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: End of 2nd Term
Party:
His Vice President(s): John Adams
Colonial Government: House of Burgesses (1758-1774), Continental Congress (1774-1775)
Other Offices: President of Constitutional Convention

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1861 - 4/15/1865
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: Assassination
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson
House of Representatives: Illinois (1847-1849)
State Legislative Service: IL (1834-1842)
Other Offices: Postmaster of New Salem, Illinois

Did You Know? Did You Know?

George Washington was the only president to be elected unanimously.
He was the only president inaugurated in two cities: New York and Philadelphia.
He never lived in DC, although he was interested in the construction of the city and brought property in DC.
He was an active and able mediator between his cabinet members Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.

On January 23, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
He was the first president to be assassinated. He was shot five days after the end of the Civil War.
He was the first president born outside of the original thirteen colonies.
Just one month after his inauguration, the Civil War began.

     

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