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Biography of Thomas Woodrow

Thomas Woodrow in the Matriculation Album
Thomas Woodrow in the Matriculation Album

Thomas Woodrow was born in Paisley 1793, the son of John Woodrow and had a twin brother, William.

He first matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1815 and studied subjects such as Greek, Latin, Ethics and Logic. He graduated with an MA in 1819 and married his first wife, Marian Williamson from Glasgow, the next year. The couple moved to Carlisle where Thomas became a minister of the Independent Church and they left Britain in 1835, settling in Ohio in 1838.

Thomas Woodrow became the grandfather of a future President of the Unites States of America when his eldest daughter, Janet, gave birth to Woodrow Wilson (his father being Joseph Ruggles Wilson).

Thomas Woodrow died in Columbus, Ohio on the 25th March 1877, where he is buried in Greenlawn cemetery.


Thomas Woodrow
Born 15 March 1793, Paisley, Scotland.
Died 25 March 1877.
GU Degree: MA, 1819;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow, grandfather of USA President Woodrow Wilson
Record last updated: 9th Apr 2015

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Scotland Scotland, Paisley
Place of Birth

United States United States, Ohio, Columbus
Place of Death

England England, Carlisle

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