Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (D) Dinwiddie,
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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