Biography Resources


Hello future students!   I have decided to write a short story about my background and life to assist anyone seeking to hire me for tutoring. My name is Jennifer Powell (obviously... :-) ). I grew up in Montgomery, AL. As a child I always excelled in school activities, and learning was very natural to me. I was quite the quiet one, but not a geek. It made me extremely proud to bring... read more


Woodrow Wilson Childhood Thomas Woodrow Wilson, known to much of the American public as simply Woodrow Wilson, was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. He was the third child born to Joseph Ruggles Wilson and Jessie Janet Woodrow. His mother was from Carlisle, Cumberland, England, and his father’s side of the family came from Northern Ireland. Despite the fact that Wilson’s... read more


Lou Gehrig Birth and childhood Henry Louis (“Lou”) Gehrig was born on June 19, 1903, to Heinrich and Christina Gehrig. Son of German immigrants living in Manhattan’s East Harlem, Gehrig was the only one of four children to survive childhood. Gehrig’s mother supported the family financially, as Gehrig’s father was often sick and unable to work. Education and entrance into baseball When... read more


Franklin Delano Roosevelt Election to Presidency Before being elected 32nd president of the United States in 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was serving his second term as governor of the state of New York. Because America found itself in the middle of the Great Depression, Roosevelt's primary goal was to restore a respectful sense of spirit in the people. He tried to encourage them... read more