Scholars, biographers offer perspectives on Woodrow Wilson's campus legacy

Nine scholars and biographers with expertise about Woodrow Wilson have submitted letters outlining their perspectives on the former Princeton and U.S. president to a University trustee committee considering his campus legacy.

The letters are available to read on the Wilson legacy website, where the trustee committee also invites the public to offer observations and opinions on Wilson.

The committee is also providing opportunities for in-person conversations on campus beginning Jan. 28. Anyone interested in participating in a conversation with members of the committee can sign up through its website. 

Wilson was president of Princeton from 1902 to 1910 and president of the United States from 1913 to 1921.

The committee asks for views about Wilson's record and impact as a faculty member and president of Princeton; his record and impact as president of the United States; his legacy at Princeton today and how it is and should be commemorated; and representations on campus of Princeton’s broader historical legacy. 

The committee is chaired by Brent Henry '69, vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Other members are trustees Scott Berg '71, Katherine Bradley '86, Denny Chin '75, Angela Groves '12, Kathryn Hall '80, Robert Hugin '76, Robert Murley '72, Margarita Rosa '74 and Ruth Simmons.