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Woodrow Wilson (VHS accession number: 2000.237)Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) was born in the Presbyterian manse in Staunton, Virginia, but was taken to Georgia as an infant. In later life he attended the University of Virginia and his second wife was a Virginian. He referred to himself as a Virginian, but he was elected president in 1912 while serving as governor of New Jersey. His first term was marked by domestic reforms, his second by American participation in World War I.

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