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About Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th President of the United States on March 4, 1913. His two-term administration was among the most notable in U.S. history. The United States entered the First World War in 1917 during his second term and Wilson played an international role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Versailles and the organization of the League of Nations.

“Tommy” Wilson (1856-1924) lived in this Presbyterian Manse from 1860-1870. Tommy spent the formative years of his childhood in Augusta, years that would affect him for the rest of his life. While living in Augusta Wilson experienced the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He also began his education, tasted leadership as president of the Lightfoot Baseball Club, and grounded his deep Presbyterian faith.

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