I haven’t seen a social-security card for George Washington, but if one surfaced we can be sure that it’s a fake. There was no Social Security Administration in his time, and from that we may conclude that the Framers of the US Constitution did not have a requirement for a valid social-security number in mind when they wrote the Article II language on presidential eligibility.
Nevertheless, Ohio private investigator Susan Daniels filed suit in Ohio arguing that Barack Obama should be barred from the November presidential ballot because, she alleges, Obama used a fraudulent SSN.
Judge David L. Fuhry dismissed Daniels’ lawsuit, saying that the Ohio legislature never intended that the Secretary of State investigate candidate eligibility and indeed the Secretary has a ministerial duty to put whoever the national political conventions nominate on the ballot. The social security issue is irrelevant.
Daniels v Ohio – Obama Social Security Number Challenge – Dismissal Order – 9/7/12