28 Woodrow Wilson

28 Woodrow Wilson

28 Woodrow Wilson

28 Woodrow Wilson
28 Woodrow Wilson

 
  • 28th President of the United States (1913-1921)
  • Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
  • Born: December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia
  • Full Name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson
  • Nickname: "Schoolmaster in Politics"
  • Education: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), graduated 1879
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Marriage: June 24, 1885, to Ellen Louise Axson (1860-1914), December 18, 1915, to Edith Bolling Galt (1872-1961)
  • Children: Margaret Woodrow (1886-1944), Jessie Woodrow (1887-1933), Eleanor Randolph (1889-1967)
  • Career: Professor, College Administration, Public Official
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: George Washington (1896), A History of the American People (5 vols., 1902), Constitutional Government in the United States (1908), Papers of Woodrow Wilson (1966-), ed. by Arthur S. Link, et al.
  • Died: February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.
  • Buried: National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Woodrow Wilson Trivia:
Graduated College of New Jersey (now Princeton University; 1879) First persuaded to run for Governor of New Jersey in 1910.  In the campaign he asserted his independence of the conservatives and of the machine that had nominated him, endorsing a progressive platform, which he pursued as governor. On May 7, 1915 more than 100 Americans were killed as a German submarine torpedoed the British liner "Lusitania". The U. S. purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark. April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany. November 11, 1918 an armistice ending World War I is signed. January 16, 1919 the 18th Amendment "Prohibition" was ratified. August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was ratified. Wilson is the only president to earn a Ph.D. degree. In 1913 he held the first regular presidential press conference. Afterwards, he met the press twice a week. His second wife, Edith, was a great-granddaughter of Pocahontas, seven times removed. An avid golfer, Wilson used black golf balls when playing in the snow. He is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.


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