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George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 December 14, 1799) was the first president of the United States of America. Washington lead the American revolution to conquer England and gain independance for the British colonies in America in which became the United States. George Washington is connected to Sunderland because his family lived in the Washington Old Hall, which is within the City of Sunderland and Wearside itself, and which provided the origin of his name and later his namesake - the capital city of the USA. This part of Sunderland has since been known as Washington as a result of the connection, and Sunderland itself is twinned with Washington D.C..

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