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Woodrow Wilson

(1856 - 1924 / United States)

Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson, American President from 1913-1921,was born in Staunton, Virginia, on the 28th of December 1856. He graduated at Princeton in 1879, studied law at the University of Virginia in 1879-1880, practised law in Atlanta in 1882-1883, and received the degree of Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1886, his thesis being on Congressional Government (1885; and often reprinted). He was associate professor of history and political economy at Bryn Mawr in 1885-1888 and at Wesleyan University in 1888-1890; professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton in 1890-1895, of jurisprudence in 1895-1897, and subsequently of jurisprudence and politics; and in 1902 he became president ... more »

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  • ''I believe in human liberty as I believe in the wine of life. There is no salvation for men in the pitiful condescension of industrial masters. Guardians have no place in a land of freemen.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, p. 285 (1913).
  • ''Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Atlantic Monthly (Boston, March 1901).
  • I confess my belief in the common man.... The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.... The man who is in the melee knows what blows are being struck and what blood is being ...
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, p. 80 (1913).
  • ''There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, February 27, 1916, Washington, DC.
  • ''We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Inaugural address, October 25, 1902, as president of Princeton University. The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, v...
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