Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia. The twenty-eighth president of the United States, Wilson served two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921.
Before entering politics, Wilson taught at Bryn Mawr College and Wesleyan University, and later served as president of Princeton University. At Princeton, he earned a national reputation for his political addresses and articles, which contributed to his election as governor of New Jersey in 1910. Two years later, the Democratic National Convention nominated Wilson to run for president.
On the day before Wilson's inauguration in March 1913, members of the Congressional Union, later known as the National Women's Party, organized a suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. to siphon attention away from inaugural events. It is said that when Wilson arrived in town, he found the streets empty of welcoming crowds and was told that everyone was on Pennsylvania Avenue watching the parade.