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The Abysmal Health of Woodrow Wilson

If his health history had been known in 1912, Woodrow Wilson might never have been nominated. The White House Physician: Cary T. Grayson Shortly after President Woodrow Wilson took the oath of office in 1913, there was a luncheon for … Continue reading

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The Stewardship of the Second Mrs. Wilson

“Steward” was the word that Edith Bolling Wilson used to describe herself during the last 18-months of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, when he suffered a crippling stroke. Edith Bolling Wilson: A Conspiracy Theory? Modern historians, freed by the distance of a … Continue reading

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The Death of the First Mrs. Wilson

One of the most underrated First Ladies of the 20th century is the intelligent, gentle and multi-talented Ellen Wilson – Woodrow Wilson’s first wife. Ellen Axson: Georgia Peach The life of Ellen Axson Wilson (1860-1914) was bookended by war: Born … Continue reading

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Woodrow and Edith Wilson: Honeymooners

The widowed Wilson married the widowed Mrs. Galt only eight months after they had met. The Wilsons:  A New First Couple The morning of December 16, 1915, Woodrow Wilson was a happy man.  Aides said the new bridegroom was whistling … Continue reading

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Edith Wilson, The Merry Widow Galt

At forty-two years old, Edith Bolling Galt embarked on a surprising role on the national scene.  Miss Bolling The Bollings are an old old Virginia family, dating back to Pocahontas.  Edith, the seventh of nine children, was born in 1872, … Continue reading

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