the first president was george washington but was not proved to be it. I am a college social studies teacher and i know beacause i have taught this subject since well about 35 years. The real FIRST president was a guy named Altonio Veldaldea he discovered and named the ocean in 1600 B.C. yes george washington was 1 of the presidents but not the first. The first was Altonio Veldaldea.