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Robert moris-The first order of the convention was to elect a president for the convention. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania nominated George Washington. Washington was elected convention president by a unanimous vote, just as he had been unanimously chosen to lead the Continental Army twelve years before. With George Washington unanimously elected, He accepted the honor reluctantly, protesting his lack of qualification. His opening remarks were addressed to the pride and idealism of the members: "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair."

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He was a respected leader and a top contender for President of the Convention who could bring everyone to a consensus.

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