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Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)

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Essays about Woodrow Wilson

Facts about Woodrow Wilson

Term
:
28th President of the United States (1913 – 1921)
Born
:
December 26, 1856, Staunton, Virginia
Political Party
:
Democrat
Died
:
February 03, 1924
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
Buried
:
National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
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.


No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.
April 20, 1915

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Kendrick Clements

Professor Clements is a Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. His writings include:

Woodrow Wilson (Co-authored with Eric A. Cheezum, American President Reference Series, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2003)

The Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (University Press of Kansas, 1992)

Woodrow Wilson: World Statesman (Twayne Publishers, 1987)

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