Eleanor Wilson McAdoo
Eleanor Wilson circa 1910
Eleanor Randolph Wilson
October 16, 1889
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||April 5, 1967 (aged 77)|
Montecito, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California|
|Other names||Nellie Wilson|
William Gibbs McAdoo
(m. 1914; div. 1935)
Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo (October 16, 1889 - April 5, 1967) was an American author and the youngest daughter of US President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson. Wilson had two sisters, Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre.
Born in Middletown, Connecticut, she married Wilson's Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo at the White House on May 7, 1914. They had two daughters: Ellen Wilson McAdoo (1915-1946) and Mary Faith McAdoo (1920-1988). She divorced McAdoo in July 1935.
Because she had written a biography about her father, she served as an informal counselor on the 1944 biopic Wilson. In 1965, she became largely incapacitated after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, a daughter of President Wilson and the former wife of William Gibbs McAdoo, Mr. Wilson's Treasury Secretary, died last night at her home here. She was 77 years old. ...