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Who Is That Man, Anyway?
Subject: Woodrow Wilson
Location: Cleveland Park
( Massachusetts Avenue & Wisconsin Avenue )
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th President of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the only president buried in the District of Columbia proper. His remains were originally buried in the Bethlehem Chapel in the crypt of Washington National Cathedral. In 1956, celebrating the centennial of his birth, the Cathedral authorities arranged for his removal to this sarcophagus in the south aisle of the nave proper. The sarcophagus is decorated with symbols of Princeton University (of which he was president), the state of New Jersey (of which he was president) and the Seal of the United States. The windows of the Wilson Bay depict war and peace, commemorating his service as president during the First World War, as does the sword on the top of the sarcophagus.
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