President Woodrow Wilson
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson 
1913 - 1921

Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall (1913-21)
Born: December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia
Died: February 3, 1924, in Washington, D.C.
Career/Occupation: General
Religion: Presbyterian
Education: Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) (1879)
Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s): "Schoolmaster in Politics"

Other Government Positions:
Governor of New Jersey, 1911-13

Presidential Salary: $75,000

Presidential Firsts:
  • The first president to declare a national emergency.
  • The first president to have a Ph.D.
  • The first president to visit Europe while in office.
    In 1918–19 he visited: France, the United Kingdom, Italy (along with the Holy See, not yet a sovereign nation), and Belgium.
  • The first president to meet with the pope while in office, Pope Benedict XV in 1919.
  • The first president to meet with a reigning British monarch while in office, George V in 1918.
  • The first president to hold a press conference or regular news briefings.
  • The first president to appoint a Jew (Louis Brandeis) to the Supreme Court.
  • The first president to attend a World Series game.
    Wilson attended Game 2 of the 1915 World Series in Philadelphia between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • The first president to be buried in Washington D.C.
    Wilson died in 1924, and was interred in a sarcophagus in Washington National Cathedral.
  • The first president to have separate secretaries of commerce and labor.
  • The first president to serve as president of Princeton University.
  • The first president to be absent from the country for more than one month while in office.

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