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Edward Everett

Former American senator
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Theologians
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Country: United States
BirthDay: 11 April 1794
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: January 15, 1865
Education: Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Harvard College

Edward Everett was bornon 11 April 1794 in Boston, Massachusetts, American, is Former American senator. Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, diplomat, educator and orator who served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain and the US Secretary of State. He was known for his oratorical skills and was a famous speaker at the time of Civil War, instigating anti-war feelings amongst people through his moving speeches. Everett was a very studious student and did his graduation from Harvard and pursued ministry after that. He became a popular preacher while working at a post at the Brattle Street Church. He took a step forward in his career and worked as a professor of Greek literature at Harvard, which provided him with an opportunity to travel all through the Europe and learn new languages and ancient law and literature. He came back to America with an informed vision and brought European education techniques to American education system. By this time he became a well-known public orator because of which he was given an opportunity to make a career change and became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After that he remained active in politics for many years in various capacities like National Republican, Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain and US Secretary of State. His speeches and knowledge of politics and literature was so profound that he also worked as a columnist for ‘New York Ledger’ for many years.


In 1865, Everett caught cold while giving a speech in Boston, which became the reason for his death six days later and he was cremated at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge


In 1863, he gave a speech at military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on how the opposing sides during Civil War can reconcile


In 1860, he wrote a book called ‘The Life of George Washington


In 1853, he took up the position but within a year’s time he resigned from the office


After finishing his stint with politics, Everett started writing weekly column for the ‘New York Ledger’ in 1850s and until 1860s he worked actively to raise awareness amongst people over various political issues


In 1849, Everett was appointed as the Secretary of State when Daniel Webster died in the middle of his term


His term as the ambassador to Great Britain ended in 1845, while he was being considered as President of Harvard


In 1839, he lost the election and his glorious years as the governor came to an end and the following year he was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain under the recommendation of the Secretary of State


Everett took retirement from Congress in 1835 as he could not adjust with the way proceedings took place in the House


He was re-elected to four additional terms as a National Republican, which became the Whig Party in 1834


Everett’s career path changed when he delivered a speech at Harvard on ‘Circumstances of the Favorable Progress of Literature in America’ in 1824


By 1822, he started gaining popularity as a public orator and preacher


Everett resumed back his teaching obligations in 1819, incorporating all that he learnt from his Europe travels to the American education system


In 1814, he secured a position as a professor of Greek literature at Harvard under which he was authorized to travel all through the Europe and study French, German, Greek Art, Roman law, etc


At the age of 17, Everett studied ministry under the tutelage of Havarrd President and received his MA degree in 1813

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