- Nobel Laureates
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)
Peace 1919: find out more from Nobel
President 1913-1921: Labour: date of recording 24.09.1912.
The American presidential election of 1912 prompted politicians
on all sides to make sound recordings in support of their campaigns.
All three candidates - Woodrow Wilson, who was to win the election,
Theodore Roosevelt (for the newly-named Bull Moose Party) and William
Howard Taft - issued speeches on disc. As President, Wilson went
on to lead the United States into the First World War and to become
the creator of the League of Nations at the war’s conclusion
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
Peace 1906: find out more from Nobel
and the businessman: date of recording August 1912.
In 1901, at the age of 42, Roosevelt was the youngest man ever
to serve as President under its present constitution. When running
as the Progressive candidate for President of the United States
in 1912, Roosevelt recorded a number of campaign speeches of which
this is one. He was the first American to win a Nobel Prize.
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