Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Birth 1856-12-28
Death 1924-02-03
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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Author, educator, and statesman. He served as the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). Lawyer, author, educator, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States. Full name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson was the twenty-eight president of the United States.

Biographical Note

  • 1856, Dec. 28: Born, Staunton, Va.
  • 1870: Moved with family to Columbia, S.C.
  • 1873: Entered Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.; withdrew after first year because of ill health
  • 1875: Entered College of New Jersey, now Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1879: B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1881: Graduated, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va.
  • 1882: Admitted to the Georgia bar
  • 1882 - 1883 : Practiced law in partnership with Edward I. Renick, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1885: Married Ellen Louise Axson (died 1914) Professor, history and political science, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Published Congressional Government. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • 1886: Ph.D., political science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1888 - 1890 : Professor, political science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
  • 1889: Published The State: Elements of Historical and Practical Politics. Boston: D.C. Heath & Co.
  • 1890 - 1902 : Professor, jurisprudence and political economy, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1893: Published Division and Reunion, 1829-1889. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • 1896: Published George Washington. New York and London: Harper & Brothers
  • 1902 - 1910 : President, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1902: Published A History of the American People. New York and London: Harper & Brothers
  • 1908: Published Constitutional Government in the United States. New York: Columbia University Press
  • 1911 - 1913 : Governor of New Jersey
  • 1913 - 1921 : President of the United States
  • 1915: Married Edith Bolling Galt
  • 1917: Asked Congress for a declaration of war on Germany
  • 1918: Fourteen Points speech outlined American war aims and plans for peace program Addressed opening session of peace conference, Paris, France, on plan to establish the League of Nations
  • 1919: Signed peace treaty with Germany at Versailles, France Suffered paralytic strokes during and after speaking tour to win public support for League of Nations
  • 1920: Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Treaty of Versailles defeated in the U.S. Senate
  • 1921: Retired to home in Washington, D.C.
  • 1924, Feb. 3: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1786-1957, (bulk 1876-1924), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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