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Ellen Axson Wilson

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Wife of Woodrow Wilson who was simply the First Female of america from 1913 until her loss of life the following season. She donated a lot of her time for you to charity and assisting to improve casing in the capital’s slums. She went to New York College or university and was an musician. She passed away of Bright’s disease while her hubby was still in workplace as leader. She initial met husband to be and President from the U.S. Woodrow Wilson when she was a child. She was the initial female after Helen Taft offered as initial lady.

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Full Name Ellen Axson Wilson
Date Of Birth May 15, 1860
Died August 6, 1914, White House, Washington, D.C., United States, February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C., United States
Place Of Birth Savannah, GA
Height 1.8 m
Profession Political Wife
Education Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, Davidson College, University of Virginia School of Law
Nationality American, American
Spouse Woodrow Wilson, Edith Wilson, Ellen Axson Wilson
Children Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo
Parents Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jessie Janet Woodrow
Siblings Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr., Anne E. Wilson Howe, Marion Wilson
Music Groups Almanac Singers
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Has a drive named after him in Los Angeles.
2When Confederate president, Jefferson Davis was being taken to prison in May, 1865, his carriage passed through Augusta, Georgia. Woodrow Wilson was among the onlookers along with his father, the town's Presbyterian minister.
3Was a Government Professor at Princeton University, and later President of the University. This makes him the first of only two professional educators to become President. The second was Lyndon Johnson.
4He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to history.
5Grandfather of Francis Sayre, who was born in the White House. Sayre later became the dean of Washington National Cathedral.
6He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to history.
7Created the Federal Reserve System.
8Wilson was an avid automobile enthusiast (his favorite car was his 1919 Pierce-Arrow). He became a strong advocate for federal funding for highway construction, which grew under his administration.
9The first sitting US President to visit the Pope.
10Was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
11The only US President buried in Washington, DC.
12In his younger days he was an acquaintance of ex-Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
13The first sitting President to attend a World Series game (1916) and the first President to officially throw out the first ball at a World Series game.
14When he went to the Paris peace conference in 1918, he made a proposal for an international body to handle disputes between nations by negotiation rather than force. It was called the League of Nations. This was the forerunner for the United Nations.
15When the Senate defeated his proposal for the League of Nations, he correctly predicted that there would be another international conflict with a generation.
16He was nominated in 2007 and 2008 for inclusion in the New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to history.
17Appears on the Series 1934 $100,000 bill. This rare U.S. currency was printed in limited quantities and was not for general circulation.
18Came up with the famous term "The Great Melting Pot" referring to the United States of America.
19Was the first Democrat elected President during the twentieth century. He was also the first Democratic President, other than Grover Cleveland, since Andrew Johnson. Johnson was preceded by Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, and succeeded only by Republican, except Cleveland, until Wilson.
20His second wife was related to Pocahontas.
21When he ran for re-election in 1916 he ran with the campaign slogan "He kept us out of war". Five months into his second term the sinking of the Lusitania caused him to very reluctantly ask the Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
22His first name is actually Thomas but he chose Woodrow as his professional name because he thought it sounded more authoritative.
23He is the only president to have held a PhD.
24Due to some insecurities set upon him by his mother during his childhood, Wilson had a distrust of strangers. While very warm to close friends he was known to be outwardly cold to those he did not know.
25A member of his cabinet once addressed him as "Woody", Wilson stared at him and said "Sir? Are you speaking to me or the floorboards?"
26Ellen Louise Axson Wilson was the first First Lady from Georgia. She painted as a hobby and sold her work for charity. Ironically, hers is the only portrait of the First Ladies not displayed in the White House.
27According to PBS's American Experience documentary, Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century (2002), when he allowed his cabinet to segregate government offices, black journalist William Monroe Trotter led a delegation to meet with him. When Wilson explained that the policy was enacted not "to injure or humiliate the colored clerks, but to avoid friction," an infuriated Trotter engaged in a shouting match with the president. After he was thrown out, Trotter then re-enacted what had happened to reporters on the White House grounds. Because of Trotter's stunt, an act Wilson considered unforgivable, he refused to do anything to promote civil rights for the rest of his life. Ironically, he had won the support of many black male voters in the 1912 presidential election.
28Was unable to read at age ten. Historians believe he suffered from a form of dyslexia.
29Unanimously elected president of Princeton University (1902).
30Taught at Bryn Mawr (1885-1888) and Wesleyan (1888-1890).
31Met his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt, by chance at the White House. They married nine months later. When Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke on 2 October 1919, she imposed a "stewardship" of the Presidency, serving as the only conduit to her husband until he clawed his way back to moderate health. Though she carefully controlled his days, charges that she usurped the duties of the Presidency were exaggerated.
32Interred at the Washington National Cathedral.
33Elected governor of New Jersey without having held public office. Term of service: 17 January 1911 - 1 March 1913.
34Children: Margaret Woodrow Wilson (16 April 1886 - 12 February 1944); Jessie Woodrow Wilson (28 August 1887 - 15 January 1933); Eleanor Randolph Wilson (5 October 1889 - 5 April 1967). Jessie married Francis Bowes Sayre on 25 November 1913 at the White House. They had two children, Francis, Jr. and Eleanor Axson Sayre. Eleanor married William Gibbs McAdoo on 7 May 1914 at the White House. They had two daughters, Ellen Wilson and Mary Faith McAdoo.
35A lifelong baseball fan, he was the first sitting president to attend a World Series game.
36Pictured on one of fifteen 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the "Celebrate the Century" series, issued 3 February 1998, celebrating the 1910s.
37Pictured on the 7¢ US postage stamp in the Liberty series, issued 10 January 1956.
38Pictured on a US 17¢ regular-issue postage stamp issued 28 December 1925.
39Pictured on the $1.00 US postage stamp in the Presidential Series, issued 29 August 1938.
40Was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize.
4128th President of the United States, 4 March 1913 - 3 March 1921.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mission to Moscow1943"America", uncredited
For Me and My Gal1942"The Stars and Stripes Forever" 1896, uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Experience2002TV Series documentary
Gore Vidal's American Presidency1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
The Twentieth Century1958TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodrow Wilson: Spokesman for Tomorrow1956Documentary shortHimself
Het bezoek van president Wilson aan België. Juni 19191919DocumentaryHimself
Our Bridge of Ships1918Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 991917ShortHimself
The Baseball Revue of 19171917DocumentaryHimself
Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation1917Himself
Mutual Weekly, No. 1151917ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 621917Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 201917ShortHimself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 111917ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 561917Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 81917ShortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 1041916ShortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 1001916ShortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 991916ShortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 981916ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 491916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 481916Documentary shortHimself
Following the Flag1916ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 431916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 421916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 411916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 401916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 371916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 361916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 341916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 281916Documentary shortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 801916ShortHimself
Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 541916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 271916Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 531916Documentary shortHimself
Pathé News, No. 531916ShortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 521916ShortHimself
Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 511916Documentary shortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 501916ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 251916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 231916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 221916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 201916Documentary shortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 391916ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 171916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 111916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 71916Documentary shortHimself
Civilization1915Himself (prologue)
1915 World's Championship Series1915DocumentaryHimself - President of the United States
Animated Weekly, No. 1901915Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 841915ShortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 321915ShortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 311915ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 1721915Documentary shortHimself
Pathé News, No. 481915ShortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 231915ShortHimself
The Adventures of a Boy Scout1915Himself
The Patriot1913ShortHimself, Incoming President
The Inauguration of President Wilson1913Documentary shortHimself
Inauguration Ceremonies1913Documentary shortHimself, Incoming President
Inauguration of President Wilson1913Documentary shortHimself
President Wilson Reviewing the Troops1913Documentary shortHimself
Governor Wilson1913Documentary shortHimself
Pathé's Weekly, No. 361912ShortHimself
Pathé's Weekly, No. 341912ShortHimself
Pathé's Weekly, No. 291912ShortHimself
Governor Wilson at His Summer Home1912Documentary shortHimself
Presidential Possibilities1912Documentary shortHimself
Pathé's Weekly, No. 151912ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Win the US Presidency2016DocumentaryHimself
Murder Book2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentaryHimself
10 Things You Don't Know About2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hitch2014DocumentaryHimself
Apocalypse: World War I2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Grave of the Zombie Antelope2013Himself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself - President of the United States of America
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement2007Video documentaryHimself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007DocumentaryHimself
Bewegte Jahre - Österreich 1914-19452007Video documentaryHimself
The Great Wars2006ShortHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
FDR: A Presidency Revealed2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Unsolved History2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The First World War2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
Nova2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Century of the Self2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
History Undercover: The Doomsday Flu1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The White House1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself (uncredited)
American Experience1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blood & Iron: The Story of the German War Machine1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (departs Versailles)
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters1993TV Series documentaryHimself - US President
Portraits of Presidents: Presidents of a World Power (1901-)1992Video documentaryHimself
Stepinac - znak vremena1991VideoHimself (uncredited)
The Road to War1989TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Glory of Their Times1977DocumentaryHimself
The Mighty Continent1974TV Series documentaryHimself
I vsyo-taki ya veryu...1974DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Grierson1973DocumentaryHimself
The Age of Ballyhoo1973Video documentaryHimself
Johnny Got His Gun1971Himself - Opening Credits (uncredited)
The Guns of August1964DocumentaryHimself - Blindfolded to Draw Draft No.
Men of Our Time1963TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Project XX1956-1961TV Series documentaryHimself - President / Himself - President of the United States / Himself - President, United States
The Naughty Twenties1951Documentary shortHimself
The Littlest Expert on My Favorite President1951ShortHimself
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes1950DocumentaryHimself
The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHimself
The Palestine Problem1945Documentary shortHimself
I Am an American1944ShortPresident Woodrow Wilson (uncredited)
The Film That Was Lost1942ShortHimself
For Me and My Gal1942Himself (uncredited)
United We Stand1942DocumentaryHimself
The Ramparts We Watch1940U. S. President Wilson (uncredited)
The Fight for Peace1938DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
March of the Movies1933Himself, film clip (uncredited)
The Conquerors1932Himself (uncredited)
The Wet Parade1932Himself (uncredited)
America Goes Over1918DocumentaryHimself (as President Woodrow Wilson)

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#Quote
1[on father] My best training came from my father.
2[on dreams] All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to sunshine and light, which always come to those who sincerely believe that their dreams will come true.
3All that progressives desire is permission to interpret the Constitution according to Darwinian principle.
4Never murder a man who is committing suicide.
5[1920: Upon hearing that the Senate had defeated his proposal for the League of Nations] They have shamed us in the eyes of the world.
6[After viewing The Birth of a Nation (1915)]: It was like writing history with lightning. It is all so terribly true.


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