It's time to pass the torch

Posted: December 3, 2017 at 2:04 a.m.

George Washington was 43 when the Continental Congress placed him in command of the fledgling army that would eventually drive the British out of their American colonies. At 55 the general presided over the fractious convention that produced the most durable constitution the world has ever seen. He then served two terms as the nation's first president, leaving office for the last time at 65.

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