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Jesse Woodrow Wilson Sayre
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1887
Death: Jan. 15, 1933

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had a daughter Jesse Woodrow Wilson (August 28, 1887 - January 15, 1933) a Democratic political activist on women's suffrage the League of Nations, social issues, and the YWC. She became secretary of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee.

On November 25, 1913, at the White House, Jesse Sayre married Francis Bowes Sayre, the son of Robert Sayre, builder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and organizer and general manager of the Bethlehem Iron Works. She moved with her husband to Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Jesse & Francis B. Sayre had 3 children: Francis B. Sayre, Jr., Eleanor Axson Sayre, and Woodrow Wilson Sayre.

She made the introductory speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1828. Then, in 1929, her name was mentioned as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator. She declined.

Jesse Sayre died at age 45, after undergoing abdominal surgery in Cambridge, for a gall bladder disorder or an emergency appendectomy.

After that, the Women's Democratic League, Boston Chapter, was renamed the Jessie Woodrow Sayre Women's Democratic League. She is buried in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Nisky Hill Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77258562
Jesse Woodrow <i>Wilson</i> Sayre
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