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Woodrow Wilson 2013
Front of coin shows a bust of Woodrow Wilson, 28th president, 1913 to 1921.

Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, in 1856.  He became a professor of political science and was appointed president of Princeton University in 1902.  He was elected governor of New Jersey in 1910 and 28th President of the United States just two years later.

With Congress, President Wilson authorized several commemorative coins:

He also signed off on the Pittman Act, to stabilize the price of silver and encourage its production.  Also under Wilson, the Federal Reserve Act was passed, which provided the country with a more elastic money supply.  He suffered a stroke while trying to rally support for the Versailles Treaty to ensure peace after World War I.  He left office in 1921 and died in 1924.


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