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Woodrow Wilson

Presidential Visits

September 24, 1911

President William Howard Taft stops on the KU campus for about one hour and speaks to a welcoming crowd in old Robinson Gymnasium.

Chancellor Strong’s About-Face

May 4, 1917

Shortly after the United States formally enters the First World War, KU Chancellor Frank Strong speaks on “Mobilization at the University” before the National Council of Defense in Washington, DC.

Hello, I Must Be Going

February 2, 1916

Braving below-freezing temperatures, over 4,000 KU students and local residents gather to see President Woodrow Wilson while his train pauses in Lawrence.