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George Washington was an 18th century Human, who served as a general during the American Revolution.

Following the Revolution, Washington served as first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was a key figure in early American history. The capital city of the United States of America, Washington, DC, as well as the state of Washington, were later named in his honor. (TOS: "The Cage")

In an alternate timeline 1944, in which Nazi Germany invaded the United States, a portrait of Washington was prominently displayed during a Madison Square Garden rally hosting Adolf Hitler. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II") Later, an image of Washington crossing the Delaware River during the American Revolution appeared in the resetting time stream. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

Images depicting George Washington were scanned by the Talosians as they reviewed the library computer files on board USS Enterprise in 2254. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

Kyril Finn compared himself to Washington in justifying his own struggle on behalf of Ansata independence in 2366. Dr. Beverly Crusher rejected the comparison, noting that Washington was not a terrorist and did not attack innocent civilians. (TNG: "The High Ground")


Background information

The original version of "The Cage" depicted both a simple sketch and a painting of Washington during the Talosian's scan of the Enterprise computers.

Washington also appeared in a matte painting of Mount Rushmore, shown in a deleted scene from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.


In the TOS novel Savage Trade, an Excalbian takes on the persona and appearance of Washington.

The title for the Pocket TOS novel The Shocks of Adversity comes from a quote by Washington: "Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo & withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." [1]

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