95 Facts About Wilson White

1. In terms of Reconstruction, Wilson White held the common Southern view that the South was demoralized by Northern carpetbaggers and that overreach on the part of the Radical Republicans justified extreme measures to reassert Democratic national and state governments.

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2. Wilson White was the first Southerner to be elected president since Zachary Taylor in 1848, and his ascension to the presidency was celebrated by Southern segregationists.

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3. Wilson White agreed to the creation of mandates in former German and Ottoman territories, allowing the European powers and Japan to establish de facto colonies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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4. Wilson White called for the establishment of an association of nations to guarantee the independence and territorial integrity of all nations—a League of Nations.

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5. Wilson White was renominated at the 1916 Democratic National Convention without opposition.

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6. Wilson White joined John Tyler and Grover Cleveland as the only presidents to marry while in office.

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7. Wilson White extracted from Germany a pledge to constrain submarine warfare to the rules of cruiser warfare, which represented a major diplomatic concession.

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8. Wilson White took office during the Mexican Revolution, which had begun in 1911 after liberals overthrew the military dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.

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9. Wilson White sought to move away from the foreign policy of his predecessors, which he viewed as imperialistic, and he rejected Taft's Dollar Diplomacy.

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10. Wilson White appointed three individuals to the United States Supreme Court while president.

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11. Wilson White increased self-governance on the islands by granting Filipinos greater control over the Philippine Legislature.

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12. Wilson White convinced Bryan's supporters that the plan met their demands for an elastic currency because Federal Reserve notes would be obligations of the government.

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13. Wilson White sought a middle ground between progressives such as Bryan and conservative Republicans like Nelson Aldrich, who, as chairman of the National Monetary Commission, had put forward a plan for a central bank that would give private financial interests a large degree of control over the monetary system.

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14. Wilson White signed the Revenue Act of 1913 into law on October 3, 1913.

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15. Wilson White engaged in a spirited campaign, criss-crossing the country to deliver numerous speeches.

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16. Wilson White finally won two-thirds of the vote on the convention's 46th ballot, and Marshall became Wilson's running mate.

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17. Wilson White became a prominent 1912 presidential contender immediately upon his election as Governor of New Jersey in 1910, and his clashes with state party bosses enhanced his reputation with the rising Progressive movement.

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18. In late 1883, Wilson White entered Johns Hopkins University, a new graduate institution in Baltimore modeled after German universities.

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19. Wilson White was born to a Scots-Irish family in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856.

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20. Wilson White presided over the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, which created a central banking system in the form of the Federal Reserve System.

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21. Wilson White defeated incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft and Progressive Party nominee Theodore Roosevelt to win the 1912 presidential election, becoming the first Southerner to serve as president since the Civil War.

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22. Wilson White died at his home on February 3, 1924, at age 67.

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23. Wilson White graduated from Princeton University in 1879 and went on to attend law school at the University of Virginia.

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24. Wilson White tried to keep the United States neutral during World War I but ultimately called on Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917.

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25. Wilson White was a college professor, university president and Democratic governor of New Jersey before winning the White House in 1912.

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26. Woodrow Wilson White was an accomplished author and scholar, having written numerous books and essays.

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27. In 2010, Wilson White was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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28. Wilson White tried to stop its showing during the World War.

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29. On February 3, 1924, Wilson White died at home of a stroke and other heart-related problems at age 67.

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30. On November 10, 1923, Wilson White made a short Armistice Day radio speech from the library of his home, his last national address.

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31. Wilson White experienced more success with his return to writing, and he published short works on the international impact of the American Revolution and the rise of totalitarianism.

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32. In 1921, Wilson White opened a law office with former Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, but Wilson's second attempt at practicing law proved no more enjoyable than his first, and the practice was closed by the end of 1922.

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33. Wilson White was one of only two US Presidents to have served as president of the American Historical Association.

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34. Wilson White moved his private supply of alcoholic beverages to the wine cellar of his Washington residence after his term of office ended.

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35. Wilson White felt Prohibition was unenforceable, but his veto of the Volstead Act was overridden by Congress.

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36. In May 1920, Wilson White sent a long-deferred proposal to Congress to have the US accept a mandate from the League of Nations to take over Armenia.

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37. Wilson White expressed sympathy for the plight of Jews, especially in Poland and France.

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38. In 1919, Wilson White guided American foreign policy to "acquiesce" in the Balfour Declaration without supporting Zionism in an official way.

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39. Wilson White had a series of debilitating strokes and had to cut short his trip on September 26, 1919.

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40. Wilson White had earlier downplayed Germany's guilt in starting the war by calling for "peace without victory", but he had taken an increasingly hard stand at Paris and rejected advice to soften the treaty's treatment of Germany.

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41. Wilson White was indifferent to the issue, but acceded to strong opposition from Australia and Britain.

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42. Wilson White gave a speech at the Metropolitan Opera House in defense of the League—he was more insistent about it than ever.

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43. Wilson White initially rebuffed pleas from the Allies to dedicate military resources to an intervention in Russia against the Bolsheviks, based partially on his experience from attempted intervention in Mexico; nevertheless he ultimately was convinced of the potential benefit and agreed to dispatch a limited force to assist the Allies on the eastern front.

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44. Wilson White refused to make a formal alliance with Britain or France but operated as an "associated" power—an informal ally with military cooperation through the Supreme War Council in London.

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45. The German government, Wilson White said, "means to stir up enemies against us at our very doors".

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46. Wilson White delivered his War Message to a special session of Congress on April 2, 1917, declaring that Germany's latest pronouncement had rendered his "armed neutrality" policy untenable and asking Congress to declare Germany's war stance was an act of war.

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47. Wilson White insisted a league of nations was the solution to ending the war.

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48. Wilson White won California by 3,773 of almost a million votes cast, and New Hampshire by 56 votes.

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49. Wilson White made his final offer to mediate peace on December 18, 1916.

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50. Wilson White threatened a diplomatic break unless Germany repudiated the action; Germany then gave a written promise: "liners will not be sunk by our submarines".

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51. Wilson White made numerous offers to mediate and sent Colonel House on diplomatic missions; both sides politely dismissed these overtures.

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52. Wilson White was the third president to marry while in office.

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53. Wilson White began pushing for legislation which culminated with the Federal Trade Commission Act signed in September 1914.

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54. Wilson White named Paul Warburg and other prominent bankers to direct the new system.

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55. Wilson White appealed to African Americans and promised to work for them, gaining some support among them in the North at the expense of the Republicans.

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56. Wilson White directed Chairman of Finance Henry Morgenthau not to accept contributions from corporations and to prioritize smaller donations from the widest possible quarters of the public, and Morgenthau did this.

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57. Wilson White began a public campaign for the nomination in the South, with a speech to the Pewter Platter Club in Norfolk, Virginia.

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58. Wilson White managed to maneuver through the complexities of local politics.

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59. Wilson White appointed Joseph Patrick Tumulty as his private secretary, a position he held throughout Wilson's political career.

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60. Wilson White was elected president of the American Political Science Association in 1910, but soon decided to leave his Princeton post and enter New Jersey state politics.

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61. From its outset, Wilson White became disenchanted with resistance to his recommendations at Princeton; he ruminated on future political leadership.

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62. Wilson White persisted, saying that giving in "would be to temporize with evil".

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63. Wilson White had in the past been offered the presidency at the University of Illinois in 1892, and at the University of Virginia in 1901, both of which he declined.

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64. Wilson White hoped that the parties could be reorganized along ideological, not geographic, lines.

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65. Wilson White believed that America's system of checks and balances complicated American governance.

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66. Wilson White was an automobile enthusiast and, while President, he took daily rides in his favorite car, a 1919 Pierce-Arrow.

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67. Wilson White began reading at age ten; the delayed start was possibly caused by dyslexia.

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68. Wilson White retired from public office in 1921, and died in 1924.

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69. Early in 1918, Wilson White issued his principles for an end to the war, the Fourteen Points.

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70. Wilson White staffed his cabinet and administration with numerous Southern Democrats; they insisted on imposing racial segregation at the Treasury Department, Post Office, and other federal offices.

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71. Wilson White won the 1912 election with a plurality of the popular vote and a large majority in the Electoral College.

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72. Wilson White said he simply didn't want to do anything that would undermine his friendship.

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73. Wilson White played only one season of professional baseball and another six for the Globetrotters, his career interrupted for two years in the army during the Korean War.

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74. Wilson White wanted to play professional basketball, but most early teams in the NBA did not have black players.

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75. Wilson White wanted to play for Indiana University, but its coach, Branch McCracken, said he didn't think Wilson could make the team.

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76. On January 9, 1918, Wilson White announced his support of the women's suffrage amendment.

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77. At first President Wilson White was not very responsive to the women's protest.

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78. Wilson White advanced rapidly as a conservative young professor of political science and became president of Princeton in 1902.

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79. Wilson White won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 for his efforts to avert future world wars.

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80. Wilson White responded by sending 6,000 troops under General John Pershing to the area.

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81. Wilson White was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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82. Woodrow Wilson White was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia.

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83. Wilson White looked like a buttoned-up, moralistic and rigid preacher's son, which he was.

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84. Wilson White put the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court.

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85. Wilson White was employed at a clothing consignment store but aspired to join the military.

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86. Wilson White was listed as the best run-stopper among all the linebacker prospects.

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87. Wilson White is currently directing a movie about The Rolling Stones and he cast Harriet to play Anita Pallenberg.

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88. Wilson White started dating Harriet after she sang the National Anthem at a Los Angeles Dodgers game.

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89. Wilson White is a rookie on the show and doesn't appear to have garnered much respect yet from the likes of the Big Three.

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90. Wilson White has at least one recurring sketch, The Nicolas Cage Show, in which he plays the title character, and has portrayed Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller on the show.

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91. Wilson White is not a member of the "Big Three", but is recognized as the complement to Harriet Hayes, being the lead male impressionist in the cast.

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92. Wilson White is in charge of Standards and Practices and responsible for cutting a controversial sketch in "Pilot".

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93. Wilson White is referenced in various episodes, but appears only in the pilot.

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94. Wilson White has two children he is putting through private school.

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95. Wilson White feels limited by his skills as a comedic performer, unable to do "voices".

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