Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (1913-21), secured a
legislative program of progressive domestic reform, guided his country
during WORLD WAR I, and sought a peace settlement based on high moral
principles, to be guaranteed by the LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
Early Life and Career
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Va., on Dec. 28, 1856. He
was profoundly influenced by a devoutly religious household headed by his
father, Joseph Ruggles Wilson, a Presbyterian minister, and his mother,
Janet Woodrow Wilson, the daughter of a minister. Woodrow (he dropped the
Thomas in 1879) attended (1873-74) Davidson College and in 1875 entered the
College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), graduating in 1879.
Wilson studied (1879-80) at the University of Virginia Law School, briefly
practiced law in Atlanta, and in 1883 entered The Johns Hopkins University
for graduate study in political science. His widely acclaimed book,
Congressional Government (1885), was published a year before he received
the doctoral degree. In 1885 he married Ellen Louise Axson; they had three
Wilson taught at Bryn Mawr College (1885-88) and Wesleyan University
in Connecticut (1888-90) before he was called (1890) to Princeton as
professor of jurisprudence and political economy. A popular lecturer,
Wilson also wrote a score of articles and nine books, including Division
and Reunion (1893) and his five-volume History of the American People
(1902). In 1902 he was the unanimous choice of the trustees to become
Princeton's president. His reforms included reorganization of the
departmental structure, revision of the curriculum, raising of academic
standards, tightening of student di...
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Buried: National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Vice-President: Thomas R. Marshall
Cabinet Members:^ 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 Secretary of the Navy: Josephus
Daniels 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
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