In the land surveying profession, we’re quite proud of those surveyors who have gone before us. Specifically, we can count among those surveyors no less than 3 of our Presidents. So, here is a list of them and some more that you might not know.
Three Surveyors & Another Guy
Here is a young George Washington, before all of the wars, before the Presidency and all of the other deserving accolades of a life well lived, he was a land surveyor. Washington took to his mathematics lessons and because his family was wealthy and had made their fortune in land speculation, surveying made sense as a profession. He received his surveyor’s license from the College of William & Mary and was appointed the Surveyor of Culpepper County, Virginia.