Ellen Wilson (1860-1914) was an American first lady (1913-14) and the first wife of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States. Although far less well-known than her husband's second wife, Edith Galt Wilson, Ellen is perhaps best remembered for her efforts to improve housing conditions for African Americans in Washington, D.C.
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President Abraham Lincoln writes to anti-slavery Congressional leader Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts on this day in 1864, proposing that widows…
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Ellen Wilson was an accomplished painter, and even installed a skylight on the top floor of the White House to give her light to work by in the White House.
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