Woodrow Wilson

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  • Twenty-eighth President (1913-1921)
  • Birthday: December 28, 1856 (Sunday)
  • Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of Death: February 3, 1924 (Sunday)
  • Place of Death: Washington DC
  • Place of Burial: Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC
  • Cause of Death: Apoplexy, Paralysis
  • Age: 67 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 1033 days
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Party: Democrat

Woodrow Wilson Offices Held

  • Governor of New Jersey (1911-1913)
  • President of Princeton University (1902-1910)

Woodrow Wilson Nicknames

  • The Schoolmaster
  • The Phrasemaker
  • The Professor
  • Schoolmaster in Politics
  • Coiner of Weasel Words
  • II Professore
  • Tommy

Woodrow Wilson Pets

  • Dogs (some of the names: Davie, Mountain Boy, and Bruce)
  • Cats (one was named Puffins)
  • Sheep (grazed on the White House lawn)
  • Ram (named Old Ike)
  • Song Birds
  • Chickens

Woodrow Wilson Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 11 inches

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

That a peasant may become a king does not render the kingdom democratic.
Tell me what is right and I will fight for it.
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.
I would rather belong to a poor nation that is free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

Woodrow Wilson Timeline – Family

  • February 28, 1822 Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Sr. (Father) born in Steubenville, Ohio.
  • December 20, 1830 Jessie Janet E. Wilson (Mother) born in Carlise, Cumberland, England.
  • June 6, 1849 Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Sr. (Father) marries Jessie Janet E. Wilson (Mother) in Chillicothe, Ross, Tennessee.
  • October 20, 1850 Marion Morton Wilson Kennedy (Sister) born.
  • September 8, 1854 Annie Josephine Wilson Howe (Sister) born.
  • December 28, 1856 Thomas Woodrow Wilson born in Staunton, Virginia.
  • May 15, 1860 Ellen Axson Wilson (First Wife) born in Savannah, Georgia.
  • July 20, 1866 Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr. (Brother) born.
  • October 15, 1872 Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson (Second Wife) born in Wytheville, Virginia.
  • June 24, 1885 Thomas Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson Wilson (First Wife) at her Grandfather’s house in Savannah, Georgia.
  • April 16, 1886 Margaret Woodrow Wilson (Daughter) born in Gainesville, Georgia.
  • August 28, 1887 Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (Daughter) born in Gainesville, Georgia.
  • April 15, 1888 Jessie Janet E. Wilson (Mother) dies in Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • October 16, 1889 Eleanor Wilson McAdoo (Daughter) born in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • August 14, 1890 Marion Morton Wilson Kennedy (Sister) dies.
  • 1896 Norman Galt marries Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson (Second Wife).
  • 1903 Edith White Bolling Galt (Son) son is born only to die a few days later.
  • January 21, 1903 Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Sr. (Father) dies in Princeton, New Jersey.
  • 1908 Norman Galt (Second Wife’s First Husband) dies.
  • August 6, 1914 Ellen Axson Wilson (First Wife) dies in Washington DC.
  • December 18, 1915 Thomas Woodrow Wilson marries Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson (Second Wife) in her home in Washington DC.
  • September 15, 1916 Annie Josephine Wilson Howe (Sister) dies.
  • February 3, 1924 Thomas Woodrow Wilson dies in Washington DC.
  • February 26, 1927 Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr. (Brother) dies.
  • January 15, 1933 Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (Daughter) dies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Februsry 12, 1944 Margaret Woodrow Wilson (Daughter) dies in Pandicherry, India.
  • December 28, 1961 Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson (Second Wife) dies in Washington DC.
  • April 5, 1967 Eleanor Wilson McAdoo (Daughter) dies in Montecito, California.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Woodrow Wilson’s Tomb
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