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Edward Everett (1794–1865)

Everett, Edward. An American statesman; born at Dorchester, MA, April 11, 1794; died on Jan. 15, 1865. He held the Greek professorship at Harvard and was at the same time editor of the North American Review. He was Member of Congress (1825–35), Governor of Massachusetts (1836–40), minister to England (1841–45), and president of Harvard College (1846–49). He succeeded Daniel Webster as Secretary of State on Webster’s death in 1852, and while still in office was elected to the Senate (1853), but resigned the following year on account of ill health. His oration on Washington, delivered in many places, brought a large sum to the fund for the purchase of the Washington homestead at Mt. Vernon. Among his works should be mentioned ‘Defense of Christianity’; ‘Orations and Speeches’; and ‘Mount Vernon Papers.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).