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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (D)
Dinwiddie, Robert

Governed Virginia during the French and Indian War from 1751 to 1758 and for whom the state’s Dinwiddie County is named. Born near Glasgow, he "discovered" a young man named George Washington and in 1753 sent him to confront the French military forces in what is now western Pennsylvania, the first important move to establish British rather than French control over the American West.

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