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28 - Woodrow Wilson

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: December 28, 1856

Birthplace: Presbyterian manse, Staunton, Virginia

Father: Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822-1903)

Mother: Janet Woodrow (1830-1888)

Height at Prime: About 5 feet 11 inches

Physical Description: Long face, blue-gray eyes, brown hair, high forehead, oversized ears, prominent jaw

Religion: Presbyterian

1st Wife: Ellen Louise Axson (May 15, 1860 – August 6, 1914)

1st Marriage Date: June 24, 1885

1st Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s paternal grandfather, Savannah, Georgia


-- Margaret Woodrow Wilson (April 16, 1886 – February 12, 1944)

-- Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (August 28, 1887 – January 15, 1933)

-- Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo (October 16, 1889 – April 5, 1967)

2nd Wife: Edith Bolling Galt (October 15, 1872 – December 28, 1961)

2nd Marriage Date: December 18, 1915

2nd Marriage Place: Home of the bride, Washington, District of Columbia

Death Date: February 3, 1924

Place of Death: His home on S Street, Washington, District of Columbia

Cause of Death: Heart failure and paralysis from prior strokes

Final Words: “I am a broken piece of machinery. When the machinery is broken…””I am ready.””Edith”

Burial Place: Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia

Professional Statistics:

Political economy and public law professor at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania (1885-1888)

History professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut (1888-1890)

Jurisprudence and political economy professor at Princeton University in New Jersey (1890-1902)

President of Princeton University (1902-1910)

Governor of New Jersey (1911-1913)

28th President of the United States (1913-1921)

Political Party: Democrat

His Vice President: Thomas Riley Marshall (1913-1921)

Events During Presidency:

Underwood Tariff (1913)

Federal Reserve Act (1913)

Seventeenth Amendment ratified (1913)

Federal Trade Commission (1914)

Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914)

Child Labor Laws (1916)

Adamson Act (1916)

Relations with Mexico

World War I (1914-1918)

Eighteenth Amendment ratified (1919)

Nineteenth Amendment ratified (1920)

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