Woodrow Wilson was born in Virginia in 1856

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Woodrow Wilson was born in Virginia in 1856, the son of a Presbyterian minister who during the Civil War was a pastor in Augusta, Georgia, and during Reconstruction a professor in the charred city of Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from The College of New Jersey, today Princeton, and University of Virginia Law School. Wilson also earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University and pursued an academic career. In 1885 he married his first wife, Ellen Louise Axson. Wilson rapidly progressed as a consecutive professor of political science and became president of Princeton in 1902 His growing national reputation led some conservative Democrats to consider him Presidential potential. First they persuaded him to run for Governor of New Jersey in 1910. In the campaign he asserted his independence of the conservatives and of the machine that had nominated him, endorsing a progressive platform, which he pursued as governor. He was nominated for President at the 1912 Democratic Convention and campaigned on a program
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