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Woodrow Wilson: 28th President (1913 – 1921)


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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 President of the U.S. just two years later.  While he was President, 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, which was defeated by the Senate.

Coinage legislation under President Wilson

  • Act of January 16, 1915: For the coinage of certain gold and silver coins in commemoration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition


  • Act of February 23, 1916: For the coinage of a McKinley souvenir gold dollar in commemoration of the erection of a memorial to William McKinley, late President of the United States


  • Act of April 23, 1918: For the purpose of stabilizing the price of silver and encouraging its production (Pittman Act)


  • Act of June 1, 1918: Authorized the coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the admission of the State of Illinois into the Union


  • Act of May 10, 1920: Authorized the coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the admission of the states of Maine and Alabama into the Union


  • Act of May 12, 1920: Authorized the coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims

United States Mint Directors Appointed by President Wilson

  • Robert Wickliffe Woolley of Virginia — 1915 – 1916
  • Friedrich Johannes Hugo von Engelken of Florida — 1916 – 1917
  • Raymond Thomas Baker of Nevada — 1917 – 1922
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