Who was the first president of the United States?

Who was really the first President of the United States?

Update:

No more George Washingtons please. Wahington became president in 1789 and we were a country as of 1776.

Update 2:

Prudence hit it on the head!. Thanks for the link but I actually found that a couple of years ago and it's where I got my info from. Thank you for also not saying John Hanson.

The correct answer is Samuel Huntington.

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    9 years ago
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    Read this:

    http://www.cojoweb.com/first-president.html

    "The United States of America was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation by Maryland whose delegates delayed its ratification over a western border dispute with Virginia and New York. Upon the March 1 ratification the President of the Continental Congress officially became President of the United States in Congress Assembled.

    John Hanson was the first President of the United States to serve the full one-year term (1781–82), under the ratified Articles of Confederation.

    However, the ratification occurred during the term of Samuel Huntington who served as President from September 28, 1779 to July 6, 1781. Consequently, Samuel Huntington was the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled and was followed by Thomas McKean (July 10, 1781 to November 5, 1781), and John Hanson (the first President to serve the full term of one year - November 5, 1781 to November 4, 1782)."

    As for your question concerning 1776, there was a president of the 2nd Continental Congress. He was Peyton Randolph.

  • 9 years ago

    George Washington

  • 9 years ago

    The office of President was not defined until the Constitution was ratified by sufficient states in 1781. Until that time, the Chairman of the Continental Congress acted as convenor of sessions and made proposals for legislation or "rules of operation." In 1783, the Independence of the USA was confirmed in the Treaty of Paris, signed by both Great Britain (as it was then known) and the USA.

    From 1781 to 1789, and election of Geo Washington, Congress voted various members to act as Chairman and Convenor. Those men [no women of course] acted as proto-presidents.

    OK?

  • 9 years ago

    George Washington was and always has been the first president of the United States

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  • 9 years ago

    Gorge Washington

  • 9 years ago

    Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.

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