Testimonials & Past Appearances

(above) Woodrow Wilson comes to life for WWI at Pueblo Memorial Hall

Judd Bankert raises his hat as he greets the crowd Saturday evening at Memorial Hall.

“During his speech, the president looked calm and collected, delivering his rhetoric poignantly and without pause; an admirable feat for a man who’s been buried at Washington National Cathedral for the past 98 years.”

“Through his research, uncanny resemblance, and historical accuracy, he was able to bring to life the spirit and words of President Woodrow Wilson at Memorial Hall, the place that President Wilson gave his last public address. The audience provided a standing ovation that marked a memorable and historically accurate representation of Wilson”.

Maria E. Tucker, Ph.D.
Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services
Pueblo Memorial Hall

“Mr. Bankert has portrayed President Wilson for more than a decade and is regularly featured in educational programs, parades and other ceremonies involving the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton as well as other educational organizations and institutions… As President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library I strongly endorse both his ability and knowledge as a re-enactor of President Wilson…any organization or educational institution who wishes to have an outstanding re-enactment program that features President Woodrow Wilson should give strong consideration to utilizing the talents and ability of Judd Bankert for their program.  His is not only a student of President Wilson; he has a very strong resemblance to our 28th President”.

Don W. Wilson, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation

“Thank you once more for the amazing job you did in your evening-long re-enactment of President Woodrow Wilson. I have to admit, I had some doubters over here beforehand—but you delivered a thoughtful and realistic portrayal of the 28th President, were friendly and approachable with the audience, spoke knowledgeably on the trade issues near and dear to Mr. Wilson and our members, and then put the exclamation point on the evening with a spot-on speech.”

James Wilkinson,
Vice President for Strategy and Growth
National Foreign Trade Council

U.S. State Department sponsored Romania tour

(Six performances in three cities over four days:  October 1-4, 2018)

  • English Language National College, Bucharest
  • University of Bucharest School of Philosophy, Bucharest
  • National School for Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest
  • University of Bucharest School of History, Bucharest
  • Alexandru loan Cuza University, Iasi*** 
  • Dunarea de Jos University, Galati
***watch Tele M Television interview:  http://telem.ro/in-culise-judd-bankert-in-romania

Salisbury University

(October 18, 2018)

An evening with Woodrow Wilson — The Great War and the League of Nations

 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801 

National Foreign Trade Council

The National Foreign Trade Council kicked off its Centennial Celebration with a reception on January 14, 2014, at the historic President Woodrow Wilson House in Dupont Circle. The evening featured remarks by President Woodrow Wilson re-enactor Judd Bankert.

Chautauqua -- Voices from The Great War

Montgomery College, 2017

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), played by Judd Bankert as part of Maryland Humanities Chautauqua.