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Woodrow Wilson

28th President of the United States

(1913-1921)

"There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized common peace."

--Address to the Senate, 1917


Full Name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Born: December 28, 1856

Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia

Father: Joseph R. Wilson (1822-1903)

Mother: Jessie J. Woodrow Wilson (1830-1888)

First Wife: Ellen Wilson (1860-1914)

Married: June 24, 1885

Second Wife: Edith Wilson (1872-1961)

Married: December 18, 1915

Religious Preference: Presbyterian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, teacher, college president, Governor of New Jersey

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 56

Term of Office: March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921

Vice-President: Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921)

Died: February 3, 1924

Age at Death: 67

Place of Burial: Washington, D.C.

President at Time of Death: Calvin Coolidge


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1912 Woodrow Wilson (D) 435 6,293,454
  Theodore Roosevelt (P) 88 4,119,207
  William H. Taft (R) 8 3,483,922
  Eugene V. Debs (S) 0 900,369
1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) 277 9,129,606
  Charles E. Hughes (R) 254 8,538,221
  A.L. Benson (S) 0 589,924