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January 18, 2017

As inauguration day nears, we thought we'd highlight four items with presidential ties from our Rare Document collection.

1. Woodrow Wilson, President 1913-1921

2. Herbert Hoover, President 1929-1933

3. Franklln D. Roosevelt, President 1933-1945

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July 11, 2016

This year is shaping up to be a historic one for American elections. For Presbyterians, 2016 has already proven memorable.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recently elected its first African American Stated Clerk, J. Herbert Nelson. In the contest for the nation’s presidency, the first woman to be nominated by a major political party faces an opponent who grew up attending a Presbyterian congregation, though some...

January 16, 2013

From the Executive Director...

In 1913, Presbyterian elder Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated President of the United States.  The former president of Princeton University and governor of the State of New Jersey came from a long line of Presbyterian ministers and elders.

Presbyterians Grover Cleveland (left) and Benjamin Harrison (right) ran against one
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