28. Woodrow Wilson

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“The Schoolmaster”

  • Full Name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson
  • Years in Office: 1913–1921
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nicknames: “The Schoolmaster,” “Big One of the Peace Conference”
  • Age at Inauguration: 56
  • Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
  • Birth: December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia
  • Death: February 3, 1924 in Washington, D.C.
  • Place of Burial: Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Ancestry: Scotch-Irish
  • Father: Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822–1903); Presbyterian minister
  • Mother: Janet (Jessie) Woodrow Wilson (1836–1888)
  • First Wife: Ellen Louise Axson (May 15, 1860 – August 6, 1914)
  • First Marriage: June 24, 1885 in Savannah, Georgia
  • Second Wife: Edith Bolling Galt (October 15, 1872 – December 28, 1961)
  • Second Marriage: December 18, 1915 in Washington, D.C.
  • Children:
    • From First Wife: Margaret Woodrow (1886–1944); Jessie Woodrow (1887–1932); Eleanor Randolph (1889–1967)
    • From Second Wife: None
  • Home: Woodrow Wilson House – Washington, D.C.
  • Education: Private tutoring; Davidson College; B.A. from Princeton (1879); University of Virginia Law School (1882); PhD from Johns Hopkins University (1886)
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
  • Military Service: No
  • Career
    • Writer
    • Lawyer (1882–)
    • Professor of History at Bryn Mawr (1885–1888)
    • Professor of History at Wesleyan (1888–1890)
    • Professor of History at Princeton (1890–1902)
    • President of Princeton (1902–1910)
    • Governor of New Jersey (1911–1913)
    • President (1901–1921)
  • Writings: George Washington; A History of the American People; The State; Constitutional Government in the United States; Papers of Woodrow Wilson; Congressional Government; An Old Master and Other Political Essays; Mere Literature and Other Essays; Division and Reunion: 1829-1889

Campaign Poster

 

“I Am Willing…,” poster, c. 1916

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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