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Woodrow Wilson
December 28, 1856 Thomas Woodrow Wilson is born in Staunton, Virginia
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May 15, 1860 Ellen Louise Axson, who becomes First Lady when husband Woodrow Wilson becomes President, is born, Rome, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
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October 19, 1882 Georgia admits Woodrow Wilson to the bar
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June 24, 1885 Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Louise Axson.
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December 18, 1885 Edith Bolling, who will marry President Woodrow Wilson after the death of his first wife, is born in Washington D. C.
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April 16, 1886 Woodrow and Ellen Wilson have the first of their three daughters at Ellen's aunt's house in Gainesville, Georgia
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August 28, 1887 Woodrow and Ellen Wilson have the second of their three daughters at Ellen's aunt's house in Gainesville, Georgia
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June 2, 1902 Woodrow Wilson elected president of Princeton University
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November 5, 1912 Woodrow Wilson elected President of the United States, defeating Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
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March 4, 1913 Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated President of the United States
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August 6, 1914 Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, dies in the White House from complications due to Bright's Disease (an obsolete term for kidney disease)
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August 29, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson calls for legislation creating an eight-hour work day and time-and-a-half for overtime.
  William Charles Adamson
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September 3, 1916 Wilson signs the Adamson Act into law, four days after it had been proposed by Georgia Congressman William Adamson, averting a looming railroad strike
  William Charles Adamson
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November 7, 1916 Woodrow Wilson elected President of the United States for a second term, defeating Charles Evans Hughes.
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April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany
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April 6, 1917 United States declares war on Germany
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September 25, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson suffers a mild stroke.
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October 2, 1919 President Wilson is incapacitated by a serious stroke.
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March 4, 1921 End of Woodrow Wilson's term as President of the United States
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February 3, 1924 Former President Woodrow Wilson, who grew up in Augusta and practiced law in Atlanta, died in Washington, D. C.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  City of Augusta, Georgia
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December 28, 1961 Edith Bolling Wilson dies, Washington, D. C.
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February 10, 1967 The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, defines presidential disability and succession, becomes law. Georgia does not ratify.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
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Born in Virginia but raised in Georgia, Woodrow Wilson became an Atlanta lawyer after graduating from law school.

While he an instructor at Bryn Mawr, Wilson's wife returned to Gainsville, Georgia to have her first two daughters. Woodrow Wilson and Gainesville, Georgia




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