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PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - PROGRAM SIGNED 10/12/1910 - HFSID 78935

FOUR WEEKS AFTER BECOMING THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY, PRINCETON PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON ATTENDS A DINNER IN HIS HONOR   WOODROW WILSON. Menu/Program signed inside on

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FOUR WEEKS AFTER BECOMING THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY, PRINCETON PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON ATTENDS A DINNER IN HIS HONOR
 
WOODROW WILSON.
Menu/Program signed inside on photograph page: "Woodrow Wilson" as President of Princeton University and Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey, 12p, 5½x8. "Dinner tendered to the/Honorable Woodrow Wilson/by the/Democratic Union of New Jersey/Wednesday, October 12th/1910/Monomonock Inn/Caldwell, N.J." Blue leatherette cover, blue ribbon, with gilt crest and lettering: "Democratic Union/of New Jersey/1909". Wilson has signed on page captioned: "The Contribution of New Jersey and New York/to Democracy." In the center is a 2x3 sepia photograph of Wilson in a university robe. Above the photograph is the State Seal of New Jersey; beneath, the State Seal of New York. 1¼x2 oval photographs of former New Jersey Governor George B. McClellan and former New York Governors Horatio Seymour, Samuel J. Tilden and Grover Cleveland appear at the top and bottom corners of Wilson's photograph. At the time, Cleveland, who had died two years earlier, was the last Democrat in the White House. Another page captioned: "The Upholders of the Constitution" depicts sepia portraits of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe (misspelled "Munroe"), Jackson, Tyler, Polk, Taylor and Johnson. In 1890, at the age of 33, Wilson became Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Economy at Princeton University. Twelve years later, he was unanimously elected President of Princeton; former U.S. President Grover Cleveland was one of the trustees voting for him. On September 15, 1910, Wilson was nominated by the Democrats as candidate for Governor of New Jersey. This dinner was held on October 12, 1910. On October 23, 1910, Wilson resigned as President of Princeton. He was elected Governor on November 8, 1910, inaugurated on January 7, 1911, nominated for U.S. President on July 2, 1912 and elected 28th U.S. President on November 5, 1912. In less than two and a half years, Wilson rose from a private citizen who had never run for public office to President of the United States. This program was signed during the 38-day period Wilson was both educator and politician, Princeton's President and Democratic candidate for Governor. Some pages are loose and yellowed but overall are in fine condition. The front cover shows a 1/8-inch wide scuff. Corners and edges show some wear. Overall, handsome appearance.

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