Knowledge Identifier: +Woodrow_Wilson
Born in 1856.
Countries: United States (66%), (7%), Germany (4%)
Linked to: Princeton University, League of Nations, President of Princeton University, Republican Party
Wilson's father was one of the founders of the Southern Presbyterian Church in the United States after it split from the northern Presbyterians in 1861.
During Reconstruction, Wilson lived in Columbia, South Carolina, the state capital, from 18701874, where his father was professor at the Columbia Theological Seminary.
In January 1882, Wilson started a law practice in Atlanta .
In April 1883, Wilson applied to the Johns Hopkins University to study for a doctorate in history and political science and began his studies there in the fall.
Wilson was a visiting lecturer at Cornell University during AY1886-1887, but failed to gain a permanent position.
Abbott Lawrence Lowell - "Essays on Government" appeared in 1889, designed to counter the arguments Woodrow Wilson made in his "Congressional Government"
As governor of New York from 19071910, Hughes had a progressive record strikingly similar to Wilson's as governor of New Jersey.
In his last scholarly work in 1908, Constitutional Government of the United States, Wilson said that the presidency "will be as big as and as influential as the man who occupies it".
In 1910 Wilson ran for Governor of New Jersey against the Republican candidate Vivian M. Lewis, the State Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.
William Jennings Bryan - For supporting Woodrow Wilson for the presidency in 1912, Bryan was appointed as Secretary of State
Dudley Field Malone - In 1912, he helped organize Woodrow Wilson's successful primary and general election campaign for President
George Sutherland - The election of Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic takeover of Congress in 1912 put Sutherland and the other conservatives on the defensive
Samuel Huston Thompson - He later served as assistant U.S. attorney general under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1918 and on the Federal Trade Commission from 1919 to 1927
Clinton L. Riggs - In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson appointed General Riggs to the Philippine Commission
Carl Hayden - With the 1913 start to his first full term, Hayden supported Woodrow Wilson's policies by voting for the Clayton Anti-Trust Act, Federal Reserve Act, Underwood Tariff Act, and creation of the Federal Trade Commission
Walter Hines Page - In March 1913, Page was appointed as ambassador to Britain by President Woodrow Wilson
John Franklin Alexander Strong - President Woodrow Wilson nominated Strong to become Governor of Alaska Territory on April 17, 1913
Henry F. Ashurst - During his early years in the Senate, Ashurst was a supporter of the Woodrow Wilson administration and served as chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs between 1914 and 1919
Andrew James Peters - In 1914 he was appointed to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under William Gibbs McAdoo in the first administration of President Woodrow Wilson
Redbird Smith - In 1914, he petitioned President Woodrow Wilson to create a Keetoowah reservation but this was seen as a backward step in the US federal government's assimilation policy
McCants Stewart - In 1914, he publicly criticized President Woodrow Wilson's failure to halt lynchings
Thomas Riggs, Jr. - Following his work surveying the Alaskan-Canadian border, on May 4, 1914, Riggs was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to the Alaskan Railroad Commission
In 1915, he became the first sitting president to attend a World Series game.
Jefferson Monroe Levy - In 1915, after the Southerner Woodrow Wilson was elected to the presidency, the likelihood of Congressional approval seemed high, but authorization was not achieved
Oscar A. Trippet - On March 2, 1915, Trippet was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Californiavacated by Olin Wellborn
World War I - When a German U-boat sank the British liner RMS "Lusitania" on 7 May 1915 with 128 Americans among the dead, President Woodrow Wilson insisted that "America is too proud to fight" but demanded an end to attacks on passenger ships
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg - After Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff replaced the more ineffectual Erich von Falkenhayn at the General Staff in the summer of 1916, his hopes for American President Woodrow Wilson's mediation at the end of 1916 came to nothing, and, over Bethmann Hollweg's objections, Hindenburg and Ludendorff forced the adoption of unrestricted submarine warfare in March 1917, which led to the United States's entry into the war the next month
Alice Paul - In the US presidential election of 1916, Paul and the NWP campaigned against the continuing refusal of President Woodrow Wilson and other incumbent Democrats to support the Suffrage Amendment actively
Edgar Lee Hewett - Negotiations over a new monument were long and contentious, but finally, on February 11, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the new Bandelier National Monument, naming it for Adolph Bandelier who had died recently
Robert Sterling Yard - Yard and Mather's publicity and lobbying resulted in the creation of the National Park Service; on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill establishing the agency "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wild life therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations
James Harrison Oliver - On March 28, 1917, he was appointed as Governor of the United States Virgin Islands by President Woodrow Wilson
Constantine Joseph Smyth - On June 29, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Smyth to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to the seat vacated by Seth Shepard
Fairfax Harrison - The board's efforts failed to meet the government's expectations; in December 1917, Woodrow Wilson, the President of the United States, ordered the federal government to take control of the railroads, setting up a United States Railroad Administration to run them
Tasker H. Bliss - Supreme War Council - General Bliss was forced to retire due to age limitations, 31 December 1917 but by order of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was recalled to active duty on 1 January 1918 and sent to Versailles, France, 23 January, to better carry out his duties on the Supreme War Council
Lee Slater Overman - He wrote and sponsored the Overman Act of 1918, which gave President Woodrow Wilson extraordinary powers to coordinate government agencies in wartime
Fridtjof Nansen - Poster signifying the foundation of the League of Nations in 1919, showing the text of the last of President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, which calls for a "General Association of Nations"On the outbreak of war in 1914 Norway declared its neutrality, alongside Sweden and Denmark.
William Dodd (ambassador) - He became a friend of President Wilson, visited him in the White House frequently, and authored a biography of him, " Woodrow Wilson and his Work", that appeared in 1920
Matthew M. Neely - In the 1920 election, he was defeated, due to his association with the policies of Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Knight Lane - The following month, Lane accepted President-elect Woodrow Wilson's nomination to become Secretary of the Interior, a position in which he served almost seven years until his resignation in early 1920
Denver S. Dickerson - Dickerson took office as the Superintendent of Federal Prisons in January 1920 under U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
Henry Ford - Before leaving his presidency early in 1921, Woodrow Wilson joined other leading Americans in a statement that rebuked Ford and others for their anti-Semitic campaign
Pierre Laval - The Hoover Moratorium of 1931, a proposal made by American President Herbert Hoover to freeze all intergovernmental debt for a one-year period, was, according to author and political advisor McGeorge Bundy, "the most significant action taken by an American president for Europe since Woodrow Wilson's administration
Some segregationist federal workplace policies introduced by the Wilson administration would remain until the Truman Administration in the 1940s
In 1944, Darryl F. Zanuck of 20th Century Fox produced a film titled "Wilson"
Wilson stayed in the home another 37 years, dying there on December 28, 1961, the day she was to be the guest of honor at the opening of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge across the Potomac River near and in Washington, D.C.
Charles Linn - Birmingham's most prominent park, formerly named for Woodrow Wilson, was renamed "Linn Park" in the 1980s
A poll of historians in 2006 cited Wilson's failure to compromise with the Republicans on U.S. entry into the League as one of the 10 largest errors on the part of an American president
In 2010, Wilson was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame