I was born in Virginia and my father was a founder of the Southern Presbyterian Church.
I was the first president to earn a Ph.D., and was a professor and eventual president at Princeton.
I led the United States into World War I after a German submarine sunk the Lusitania, a cruise ship with American passengers on board.
I was the first president to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and I helped to negotiate the peace treaty with the League of Nations.
I suffered a stroke during my presidency and became paralyzed and almost blind.
My most famous quote is, “life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.”
28th President of the United States
March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
Vice President – Thomas R. Marshall