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Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, 1912
Woodrow Wilson in 1912, just before assuming the presidency

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson Was Born
December 28, 1856

"He is one of the great presidents of American history," said Rabbi Stephen A. Wise of Woodrow Wilson. Born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, Thomas Woodrow Wilson started his career as a university professor. He went on to serve as president of Princeton University and then as governor of New Jersey in 1910. Two years later, he ran for president on the Democratic ticket and won. Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, and face them he did.
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