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Who was Woodrow Wilson?
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1913 and ended in 1921. He was 56 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1913.

Woodrow Wilson's Nickname Meanings
He was known by his middle name, his birth name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson. He was named after his maternal grandfather the  Reverend Thomas Woodrow but dropped the name Thomas shortly after his graduation. He had a variety of nicknames including The Professor, The Phrasemaker and The Schoolmaster. He was called 'The Schoolmaster' as he had served as President of Princeton University. The Phrasemaker nickname referred to his ability exceptional historian and orator to write great speeches.


Description and Picture of Woodrow Wilson
The picture of Woodrow Wilson portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 11 inches in height and 170 pounds in weight. He had blue-gray colored eyes and his hair was brown that turned gray with age. He had a gaunt appearance with  an exceptionally long face emphasized by his high forehead, high cheekbones and long jutting jaw. He was short-sighted and wore glasses. His sight was so poor that he became virtually blind in old age. He was by no means handsome and made jokes about his looks.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Woodrow Wilson like?
The personality of Woodrow Wilson is described as confident, ambitious, intelligent, generous and extremely hard working. He demanded absolute loyalty from his friends and family. He possessed excellent oratory skills and was an excellent communicator during formal events. He was, however, somewhat shy with strangers and found it difficult to make 'small talk'.

Facts about President Woodrow Wilson and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Woodrow Wilson famous for? Why was Woodrow Wilson important? The history and life of President Woodrow Wilson during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Woodrow Wilson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Woodrow Wilson?  
 He was the 28th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1913 and ended in 1921 (March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1921).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democrat political party
What other political offices did Woodrow Wilson hold before his presidency?
 The Governor of New Jersey, 1911-13
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Thomas R. Marshall (1913-21)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Federal Reserve Act (1913)
 The Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914)
 The World War I (1914-1918) (US entered WWI by declaring war on Germany in 1917)
 The Sinking of the Lusitania (1915)
 The Espionage and Sedition Acts
 The Treaty of Versailles (1919)
 The Prohibition Era began
What was Woodrow Wilson' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "The Professor"
Who was Woodrow Wilson' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Ladies were Ellen Wilson, Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Edith Wilson
President Woodrow Wilson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Woodrow Wilson can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Woodrow Wilson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Woodrow Wilson born?  
 He was born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Joseph Ruggles Wilson
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Jessie Janet Woodrow Wilson
Where was Woodrow Wilson educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He graduated in 1879
 Religion: Presbyterian
What did Woodrow Wilson do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Teacher and public official
Who was Woodrow Wilson' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Ellen Louise Axson (1860-1914). They married on June 24, 1885
 The name of his wife was Edith Bolling Galt (1872-1961). They married on December 18 , 1915
 The names of his children were Margaret Woodrow Wilson (1886-1944); Jessie Woodrow Wilson (1887-1933); Eleanor Randolph Wilson (1889-1967)
When did Woodrow Wilson die?
 He died on February 3, 1924, in Washington, D.C.
Woodrow Wilson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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