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Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

The 28th President led the United States into the Great War in 1917 and became the leading exponent of the League of Nations at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Wilson was the second American President to win the Nobel Prize for Peace. James Wilson, his grandfather, emigrated to the United States from near Strabane in 1807. James Wilson married Annie Adams, another Ulster immigrant. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Wilsonís father, was a Presbyterian minister of indomitable character and theological distinction, who left a lasting impression upon the character of his son.

Further Reading: Ronnie Hanna, Woodrow Wilson: A Presbyterian President (Lurgan, 1992).

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