- 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
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
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.
Woodrow Wilson Links
Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace
Woodrow Wilson’s Boyhood Home
Woodrow Wilson’s Home
Woodrow Wilson’s Home (after the Presidency)
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Woodrow Wilson’s Tomb
Woodrow Wilson on Wikipedia
Woodrow Wilson Blogs
“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.” Matthew 14:28 KJVRead More
Imagine if he had never left Princeton. But the simple fact of the matter is that there were eleven others. A very different opportunity sits in front of me.
Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, B. Harrison, McKinley, T. Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. These are the twentieth through twenty-eighth Presidents. This is a list of how I think I am like them.Read More
“I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.” Psalms 116:1Read More
I must confess, even to this day, if I sing at all, it’s only in a slight whisper. With a tear in his eyes, he pulled his grandson close to him and kissed him on the forehead. He wanted to witness the twinkle in the child’s eyes because of his presence.
“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” Psalms 56:4 KJVRead More
It is winter here in Virginia and we are just waiting for that big snowstorm to hit. It was a sad day in Wichita, especially for him. He is always there rooting for us and He never gives up on us.
“Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.”” Jeremiah 15:10 KJVRead More
Depression brings thoughts like that. You don’t get real excited about anything. The angel stood there a minute as though he was giving Bo a few moments to think about what he just asked. The President, who thought love had left him forever, was now dancing around like a teenage boy.
“Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon….” Matthew 1:2-4 KJVRead More
Once upon a time there was a boy. I would like to close this story by saying that he lived happily ever after: the end. As time is passed from one generation to another, the twist and turns often take us in different directions.