George Mason (1726-1792) American political leader. Drafted the Virginia Constitution and Declaration of Rights in 1776; was a member of the constitutional convention of 1787; led opposition to the ratification of the Constitution until the Bill of Rights was added.
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This statue of George Washington was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Virginia in 1934. After serving as commander of the Continental Army and presiding over the Constitutional Convention, George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States.