Woodrow Wilson Fast Facts

Twenty-Eighth President of the United States

28th President Woodrow Wilson and wife Edith in 1918.

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Woodrow Wilson served as America's twenty-eighth president from 1913 to 1921. He was able to beat Republican candidate William Howard Taft because former president Theodore Roosevelt broke away from the Republicans and ran under the Progressive Party (Bull Moose) label thereby splitting the Republican vote. Wilson won his second term using the campaign slogan, "He kept us out of war," referring to World War I. However, this would soon change as America entered the war on April 6, 1917. 

Here is a quick list of fast facts for Woodrow Wilson. For more in-depth information, you can also read the Woodrow Wilson Biography.


December 28, 1856


February 3, 1924

Term of Office:

March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1921

Number of Terms Elected:

2 Terms

First Lady:

First Wife: Ellen Louise Axson died while First Lady in 1914; Second Wife: Edith Bolling Galt who he married during his first term - 1 1/2 years after the death of his first wife.

Woodrow Wilson Quote:

"The seed of revolution is repression."

Major Events While in Office:

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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