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Was He the First President?

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Samuel Johnston, native of Hayes, North Carolina, was the first person elected to the Presidency of the United States after the ratification of the Constitution. Johnston refused the position. Ballots were recast under the Articles of Confederation. Thomas McKean won, serving from 10 July 1781 through 5 November 1781.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 25 Issue 20, Feb 1958, p12