The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation--2015-2016


Chair: Katherine Grayson Wilkins - Washington, D.C.

Vice Chair: Theodore G. Shuey, Jr., Brig. General ARNG (RET). - Staunton, Virginia

Secretary: Harry J. Warthen, III, L.L.B. - Richmond, Virginia

Treasurer: Linda G. Perriello- Ivy, Virginia

Immediate Past Chair: Michael D. Dickens, M.D. - Charlottesville, Virginia

Honorary President: John Milton Cooper, Jr., Ph.D. - Madison, Wisconsin

Honorary Chair: Peter F. deVaux - Bellingham, WA


Mary Lynn Bayliss, Ph.D. - Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

Richard L.M. Coleman, M.D. - Staunton, Virginia

George P.A. Forschler, Brig. Gen. USAF (Ret.) -Charlottesville, Virginia

The Honorable Stephen H. Helvin - Charlottesville, Virginia

Bernadette McCarron Kincheloe - Roanoke, Virginia

Thomas J. Knock, Ph.D. - Dallas, Texas

Bryan Le Beau, Ph.D. - Leavenworth, Kansas

Mary Margaret Link – Winston-Salem, NC

Janet R. Marks, Monterey, Massachusetts

L. Gray Marion, Jr. - Charleston, West Virginia

Beverly S. "Cheri" Moran - Staunton, Virginia

Laura Matson Nordstrom, Middlebrook, Virginia

Richard Robbins Pancake - Washington, D.C.

Emily Thomas Reed, Staunton, Virginia

Haskell Rhett, Ph.D. - Afton, Virginia

Gregory B. Robertson, J.D. - Richmond, Virginia

Elizabeth B. Scripps - Staunton, Virginia

Edward R. Slaughter, Jr.- Charlottesville, Virginia

Hampden H. Smith, III - Lexington, Virginia

Rita M. Smith - Richmond, Virginia

Allston J. Stubbs, III, M.D. - Winston-Salem, NC

Harry J. Warthen, III, L.L.B. - Richmond, Virginia

Kimberly F. Wood- Staunton, Virginia


The Honorable Harry F. Byrd, Jr. - Winchester, Virginia

Colin G. Campbell, Ph.D. – Williamsburg, Virginia

Barbara Hunter Grant – Staunton, Virginia


Mrs. Benjamin P. Alsop, Jr. – Richmond, Virginia

Mrs. Robert W. Chambers – Atlanta, Georgia

Mrs. Lee Stuart Cochran – Staunton, Virginia

Mrs. Albert G. Hill – Dallas, Texas

Samuel R. Spencer, Jr., Ph.D. – Davidson, North Carolina


A. Tracy Aitcheson, Jr., D.D.S. – Waynesboro, Virginia

Anthony W. Atkiss - Dallas, Texas

Sarah S. Armstrong, Ed.D- Nellysford, Virginia

Holly Bailey – Mt. Sidney, Virginia

Jeannie P. Baliles – Richmond, Virginia

Joseph L. Boling – Middleburg, Virginia

Candice Colando Brown – Silver Spring, Maryland

Mrs. Clark E. Brown – Midlothian, Virginia

Dorothy H. Bumgardner – Staunton, Virginia

The Honorable Rudolph Bumgardner, III – Staunton, Virginia

Mary Bishop Carter – Staunton, Virginia

C. Rick Chittum – Churchville, Virginia

Inis L. Claude, Ph.D. – Charlottesville, Virginia

H.C. Stuart Cochran- Staunton, Virginia

The Honorable Richard Cullen – Richmond, Virginia

Robert R. Cullinane- Princeton, New Jersey

Josephine F. de Give – Delphine, Virginia

David W. Didawick – Staunton, Virginia

John T. Fawcett – Washington, DC

Mrs. J. Gray Ferguson – Charlottesville, Virginia

Pamela Fox. Ph.D. - Staunton, Virginia

William T. Frazier – Staunton, Virginia

Arthur R. Giesen, Jr. – Richmond, Virginia

H. T. N. Graves – Luray, Virginia

Carter B. Green, AIA – Staunton, Virginia

Gordon A. Haaland, Ph.D. - Lancaster, Virginia

C. Peter Harris – Charlottesville, Virginia

Melsee M. Jones – Waynesboro, Virginia

James R. Ketchum – Gardners, Pennsylvania

Donald C. Kiscaden – Staunton, Virginia

Robert G. Knowles – Roseland, Virginia

K. Edward Lay – Charlottesville, Virginia

Edward G. Lengel, Ph.D. - Charlottesville, Virginia

A. Stanley Link, M.D.- Winston-Salem, North Carolina

William A. Link, Ph.D. – Gainesville, Florida

James D. Lott, Ph.D. – Staunton, Virginia

The Honorable Harrison May – Staunton, Virginia

Stephan W. Milo, J.D. - Staunton, Virginia

Beverley S. Moran- Staunton, Virginia

James S. Morrison – Staunton, Virginia

Thelma A. Newman – Staunton, Virginia

R Steven Nichols, Ed.D - Amherst, Virginia

Morgan Peyton – Charlottesville, Virginia

Donald L. Plambeck, Ed.D. – Staunton, Virginia

Mrs. Helen Bond Reveley - Richmond, Virginia

James. R. Ridenour - Staunton, Virginia

Michael D. Robbins- New York, New York

William Seale, Ph.D. – Washington, DC

H. Roller Shipplett, Jr. – Staunton, Virginia

Richard Norton Smith – Arlington, Virginia

Mrs. Roy R. Smith – Staunton, Virginia

June C. Steel – Marietta, Georgia

Gordan  M. Stewart, Ph.D. - Nellysford, Virginia

Susan R. Swecker – Richmond, Virginia

C. J. Steuart Thomas, III – Staunton, Virginia

Mary B. Timberlake – Staunton, Virginia

Cynthia H. Tyson, Ph.D. – Charlotte, North Carolina

Wilson F. Vellines, Jr. - Staunton, Virginia

Charles W. Wampler, Jr. – Harrisonburg, Virginia

William T. Walker, Jr. - Staunton, Virginia

Harry J. Warthen, III - Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

Gordon H. Watkins – Staunton, Virginia

Kay M. Watkins – Staunton, Virginia

R. Reed Whitaker - Kansas City, Missouri

Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D. – Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas W. Winfree – Midlothian, Virginia

Edward S. Yates, III – Staunton, Virginia

Remembering Supporters of WWPL

Dr. Cary T. Grayson, Jr.

Honorable Dolores Lescure

Dr. Arthur S. Link

Very Reverend Francis B. Sayre, Jr.

Mrs. Emily Pancake Smith




did you know?

Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation