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Eleanor Wilson McAdoo on her wedding day.

Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo (16 October 1889 – 5 April 1967) was an American author who wrote about her famous father, Woodrow Wilson. She usually went by the nickname Nellie.



Born in Middletown, Connecticut, she married Wilson's Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo at the White House on May 7, 1914. [1] They had a daughter Ellen Wilson McAdoo (1915-1946)[2] and a second daughter, Mary Faith McAdoo (1920-1988). [3] She divorced McAdoo in 1934. [4]

Because she had written a biography about her father, she served as an informal counselor on the 1944 biopic Wilson.[5] In 1965, she became largely incapacitated after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. McAdoo died at her home in Montecito, California at 77, and was interred at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California. [6]

See also


  • The Woodrow Wilsons by Eleanor Wilson McAdoo (McMillan, 1937)
  • Julia and the White House "An American girl finds herself in the exciting yet sobering limelight of the White House" (Dodd, Mead, 1946)


  1. ^ Staff report (May 8, 1914). ELEANOR WILSON WEDS W.G. M'ADOO; President's Youngest Daughter and Secretary of Treasury Married at White House. New York Times
  2. ^ Staff report (May 22, 1915,). DAUGHTER IS BORN TO MRS. W. G. McADOO; President's Second Grandchild Will be Christened Ellen for the Late Mrs. Wilson.New York Times
  3. ^ Staff report (July 18, 1934). NEW M'ADOO BABY BORN PRIMARY NIGHT; A Second Daughter for ex-Secretary of the Treasury and the Former Miss Eleanor Wilson. New York Times
  4. ^ Staff report (July 18, 1934). Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Divorces Senator At Five-Minute Hearing on Incompatibility. New York Times
  5. ^ Knock, Thomas J. "History with Lightning": The Forgotten Film Wilson. American Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 5 (Winter, 1976), pp. 523-543
  6. ^ Staff report (April 7, 1967). Mrs. Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, President's Daughter, 77, Dies; Former Wife of Treasury Chief Remained Dedicated to Her Father's Ideals.

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