Woodrow Wilson

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Date of Birth December 28, 1856
Place of Birth Staunton, Virginia
Date of Death Feb 3, 1924 (67)
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Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election. As President, Wilson led the United States into World War I in 1917. He was the leading architect of the League of Nations, and his progressive stance on foreign policy came to be known as Wilsonianism. Scholars have generally ranked Wilson in the upper tier of U.S presidents, although he has been criticized for supporting racial segregation and white supremacy. Wilson grew up in the American South, mainly in Augusta, Georgia, during the Civil War and Reconstruction. After earning a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University, Wilson taught at various schools before becoming the president of Princeton University.

Born: Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia, U.S.
Died: February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Resting place: Washington National Cathedral
Political party: Democratic
Children: Margaret, Jessie, Eleanor
Parents: Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jessie Janet Woodrow
Education: Davidson College, Princeton University (AB), University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University (MA, PhD)
Civilian awards: Nobel Peace Prize (1919)
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Preceded by: William Howard Taft
Succeeded by: Warren G. Harding
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About Woodrow Wilson

The 28th President of the United States who was governor of New Jersey and president of Princeton University before he was elected to the presidency.

Woodrow Wilson Before Fame

He worked as a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.

Achievement of Woodrow Wilson

His re-election campaign was founded on the fact that he had kept the United States out of World War I. He was best-known for coming up with the League of Nations despite the fact that his country refused to be a part of it.

Woodrow Wilson Family Life

He married twice. His second wife, Edith Galt, was a descendant of Pocahontas.

Associations of Woodrow Wilson

He was often cited by conservative radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck as a president Americans should hate because of his staunch Progressivism.

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