Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow 1856-1924.
The 28th president of the United States (1913-1921), whose administration was marked by World War I and the introduction of prohibition. At the Paris Peace Conference (1919) he included the establishment of the League of Nations as a proviso of the Treaty of Versailles. Although he was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, he was unable to convince the US Senate to ratify the treaty.
Wil·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.
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