Washington: Farmer. General. Statesman. Visionary. Patriot. President. Citizen. | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
I share a special affinity for George Washington, the “Father of Our Country,” most likely because we share a birthday. Per the Gregorian calendar, Mr. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Popes Creek, Virginia. A couple of centuries after his nativity, I was born on February 22 in the town from which President Washington personally led his troops westward to douse the smoldering rebellion over whiskey taxes in western Pennsylvania.