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.
- Woodrow Wilson: A Progressive Man of His Era
- History of the Manse
- Historic Augusta’s Restoration Effort
- Chronology of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson in Augusta, Georgia
- The Lightfoot Baseball Club
- Chronology of Joseph Rucker Lamar Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Genealogy of President Woodrow Wilson
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