"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." -- George Washington
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the first (1789 - 1797) President of the United States of America and is recognized by Americans as "The Father of His Country." (The earliest known image in which Washington is identified as such is on the cover of the circa 1778 Pennsylvania German almanac, Lancaster: Gedruckt bey Francis Bailey . This identifies Washington as "Landes Vater" or Father of the Land .)
Martha Washington (1731-1802) America's first First Lady from 1789-1797. Her marriage to President George Washington was her second. Martha was known for interceding on behalf of those in need, especially veterans of the Revolutionary War.