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28th President of the United States
Nickname: "Schoolmaster in Politics"
Born: December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia
Father: Joseph Ruggles Wilson
Mother: Jessie Janet Woodrow Wilson
Married: Ellen Louise Axson (1860-1914), on June 24, 1885; Edith Bolling Galt (1872-1961), on December 18 , 1915
Children: Margaret Woodrow Wilson (1886-1944); Jessie Woodrow Wilson (1887-1933); Eleanor Randolph Wilson (1889-1967)
Education: Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) (1879)
Occupation: Teacher, public official
Political Party: Democrat
Other Government Positions:
- Governor of New Jersey, 1911-13
Presidential Salary: $75,000/year
|Year||Popular Votes||Electoral Votes|
|William H. Taft||3,486,720||8|
|Charles Evans Hughes||8,533,507||254|
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall (1913-21)
- Secretary of State
- William J. Bryan (1913-15)
- Robert Lansing (1915-20)
- Bainbridge Colby (1920-21)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- William G. McAdoo (1913-18)
- Carter Glass (1918-20)
- David F. Houston (1920-21)
- Secretary of War
- Lindley M. Garrison (1913-16)
- Newton D. Baker (1916-21)
- Attorney General
- James C. McReynolds (1913-14)
- Thomas W. Gregory (1914-19)
- Alexander M. Palmer (1919-21)
- Postmaster General
- Albert S. Burleson (1913-21)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Josephus Daniels (1913-21)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Franklin K. Lane (1913-20)
- John B. Payne (1920-21)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- David F. Houston (1913-20)
- Edwin T. Meredith (1920-21)
- Secretary of Commerce
- William C. Redfield (1913-19)
- Joshua W. Alexander (1919-21)
- Secretary of Labor
- William B. Wilson (1913-21)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Associate Justice
- James Clark McReynolds (1914-41)
- Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1916-39)
- John Hessin Clarke (1916-22)
- World War I
- Woodrow Wilson — from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Woodrow Wilson — from American Presidents: Life Portraits — C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN’s 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- Woodrow Wilson — from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- First Inaugural Address (1913)
- Second Inaugural Address (1917)
- Declaration of Neutrality (1914)
- First Warning to the Germans (1915)
- First Lusitania Note to Germany (1915)
- Protest to Germany (1915)
- On the Sussex Case (1916)
- Fourteen Points Speech (1918)
- Speaking about democratic principles. (0:30)
- MP3 (289K)
- From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University.
- Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum
- This Staunton, Virginia site contains tourist information and a virtual tour of the home where Wilson was born. Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow Limousine is the jewel of the museum’s collection.
- Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
- The Columbia, South Carolina home where Wilson grew up from 1870-74.
- Woodrow Wilson House
- Tourist information and history of the Washington, D.C. house where Wilson lived from 1920 until his death.
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