Woodrow Wilson

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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 attended (1873-74) Davidson College and in 1875 entered the College of New Jersey 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 …

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…urged that the 1920 presidential election be a referendum on the League. Republican Warren G. Harding, who had established a reputation as an opponent of the League, won in a landslide. In December 1920, Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize for 1919. The former president and his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, whom he married in 1915, after the death of his first wife, continued to make their home in Washington, D.C. Wilson died there on Feb. 3, 1924. _