2340 S St NW

Washington, DC

Woodrow Wilson (b. December 28, 1856; d. February 3, 1924) was born in Virginia and spent his youth in Georgia and South Carolina. He was very well educated, having attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), the University of Virginia Law School and Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his doctorate. He became president of Princeton in 1902 and was well known in the academic world. In 1910, he ran for Governor of New Jersey and won. In 1912, he was elected the 28th President of the United States. Wilson vigorously pursued progressive reform and was extremely successful in passing legislation while in office from 1913 to 1921. He retired from the public eye in 1921 following a near-fatal stroke and lived out the rest of his life in this house, located at 2340 S Street NW, with his second wife Edith Bolling Galt.


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