Who is considered one of the most educated United States presidents?


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Woodrow Wilson, who held office between 1913 and 1921, is considered to be one of the most educated United States presidents. Wilson graduated from Princeton University in 1879 and went on to obtain his doctoral degree from John Hopkins University. Prior to his election to the U.S. presidency, Wilson served as governor of New Jersey and as president of Princeton University.

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After leaving the White House, Wilson became president of the American Historical Society. The only other former U.S. president to hold the position was Theodore Roosevelt. Wilson's image is on the highest denomination U.S. currency ever printed, the $100,000 bill. He is the only U.S. president to be interred in Washington, D.C., and his final resting place is a sarcophagus in the Washington National Cathedral. For his vigorous efforts to build a League of Nations as a means of preventing further conflicts after the end of World War I, Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1919.

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