Woodrow Wilson

wilsonw1December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924

28th President of the United States. A progressive commander-in-chief responsible for a good number of the big-government policies that are still in effect today, Woodrow Wilson got a lot of stuff done. He was known for his oratory skills and as an intellectual leader. He ran for re-election in 1916 with the slogan “He Kept Us Out Of War”…only to finally launch the U.S. into World War I shortly after his second term began. Eh, you do what it takes to win, I guess. To his credit, Germany was defeated and, not only was he instrumental in the formation of the new League of Nations, but he was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize. Back on the home front…he may have been a little racist. Wilson left office in 1921 and lived his few remaining years on S Street in D.C.  He died in 1924 from complications of an earlier stroke and was buried in the Washington National Cathedral. To this day, he remains the only U.S. President buried in Washington D.C. proper.


Washington National Cathedral – Washington D.C.

Specific Location

In the elevated ambulatory along the south side of the Nave.



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