Margaret Woodrow Wilson
|First Lady of the United States|
August 6, 1914 – December 18, 1915
|Preceded by||Ellen Axson Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Edith Wilson|
|Born||Margaret Woodrow Wilson
April 16, 1886
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||February 12, 1944
Pondicherry, French India
|Relations||1st daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson|
Margaret Woodrow Wilson (April 16, 1886 – February 12, 1944) was a daughter of US President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson. Wilson had two sisters, Jessie W. Wilson and Eleanor R. Wilson. After her mother's death in 1914 she served as the White House hostess, the title later known as First Lady, until Wilson's second marriage in 1915.
Wilson sang and made several recordings around 1918. About 1940 she traveled to the ashram of Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, French India, where she chose to stay for the rest of her life; four years later she died there from uremia. She was later known in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram as 'Nistha'. Sri Aurobindo gave her this name after she became a member of the Ashram; the word is Sanskrit for "sincerity." She and scholar Joseph Campbell edited the English translation of the classical work on the Hindu mystic, Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda, which was published in 1942, by Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, New York.
A 1915 recording of the Star-Spangled Banner as sung by Margaret Woodrow Wilson, daughter of Woodrow Wilson
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- "Woodrow Wilson Daughter Dead". The Milwaukee Sentinel. February 14, 1944. p. 1. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- Nikhilananda, Swami (1942). "Preface". The Gospel of Ramakrishna. Chennai: Sri Ramakrishna Math.
- Wills of the U.S. Presidents, edited by Herbert R Collins and David B Weaver (New York: Communication Channels Inc., 1976) p. 176, ISBN 0-916164-01-2.
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- Woodrow Wilson's Letters to his Darling Daughter from the Shapell Manuscript Foundation
- Margaret Woodrow Wilson at Find a Grave
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