A political leader and educator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A Democrat, he was elected president in 1912 after serving as president of Princeton University (see Ivy League) and as governor of New Jersey. Wilson was president from 1913 to 1921. He tried to keep the United States neutral after World War I broke out in 1914; his campaign slogan in 1916 was “He kept us out of war.” After Germany had repeatedly violated the neutral status of the United States, the country finally did enter the war in 1917, with Wilson maintaining that “the world must be made safe for democracy.” Wilson produced his aims for peace, Fourteen Points, soon afterward. At Wilson's insistence, the treaty that ended the war provided for a new international organization, the League of Nations. Wilson was bitterly disappointed when the United States Senate later refused to permit the United States to join the League. He went on a strenuous speaking tour to convince the American public of the League's importance. While on the tour, he suffered a stroke, from which he never fully recovered. In 1919, Wilson was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace.
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ALEC echoed the ideology of Charles Wilson, the first Defense Secretary in the Eisenhower administration.
Wilson famously said “what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.”
On October 5, 2013, Wilson pointed a pistol at a postal clerk.
Five days later authorities were able to match a fingerprint at the post office to Wilson sending him to an early retirement.
Jay Z, Leonardo DiCaprio (also in Miami, sighted leaving a club with 20 women), and Owen Wilson are all dedicated art collectors.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John Wilson, a celebrated landscape and marine painter, died at Folkstone, aged 81.
Richard Wilson died; an English landscape painter of great merit.
Dr. Wilson says, in the statistical accounts of Scotland, many of which are suggestive of a pre-Raleigh period.
Neither was injured, but Captain Wilson, one of his staff-officers, begged the Chief to remove his office to a less exposed place.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They had not met since the battle of Wilson Creek, when Carl went back with a broken arm.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn