Woodrow Wilson’s title as “president” wasn’t the first of that name under his belt. From 1902-1910, President Wilson was the president of Princeton University. He was one smart cookie– he’s our only president to hold a Ph.D., and to be considered an academic. After his role at Princeton, he then left to become governor of New Jersey. It was his only other elected office.
Wilson wasn’t known for being warm and fuzzy. He was described by many as outwardly cold. But, his speaking skills were top notch. He was the first president since John Adams to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress in person, setting the standard for presidents today.
No matter the ways he went about it, the man got a lot done. He’s often considered one of our nation’s greatest presidents.