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Edward Everett
Edward Everett
  • Born 11 April 1794 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Deceased 15 January 1865 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA,aged 70 years old
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EVERETT, Edward, (father of William Everett), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Dorchester, Mass., April 11, 1794; graduated from Harvard University in 1811; tutor in that university 1812-1814; studied theology and was ordained pastor of the Brattle Street Unitarian Church, Boston, in 1814; professor of Greek literature at Harvard University 1815-1826; overseer of Harvard University 1827-1847, 1849-1854, and 1862-1865; elected to the Nineteenth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1835); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1834; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Twentieth Congress); Governor of Massachusetts 1836-1840; appointed United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain 1841-1845; declined a diplomatic commission to China in 1843; president of Harvard University 1846-1849; appointed Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Webster and served from November 6, 1852, to March 3, 1853; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1853, until his resignation, effective June 1, 1854; unsuccessful candidate for vice president of the United States in 1860 on the Constitutional-Union ticket; died in Boston, Mass., January 15, 1865; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_John Everett, Cpt. 1636-1715
                                                   _____|8_John Everett 1676-1751
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Elizabeth Pepper 1645-1714
                         _____|4_Ebenezer Everett 1707-1778
                        /                        \                          _____|18_Boaz Brown 1642-1724
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Mercy Brown 1678-1749
                      /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|19_Mary Winship 1641-1715
|2_Oliver Everett 1752-1802
|                    \                                                     _____|20_John Stevens, Lt. 1639-1689
|                     \                           _____|10_Ebenezer Stevens 1683-1757
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Esther Barker ca 1648-1713
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Joanna Stevens 1711-1791
|                                                \                          _____|22_Phineas Sprague 1637-1690
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Sarah Sprague 1686-ca 1778
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Sarah Hasey ca 1647-1714
|--1_Edward Everett 1794-1865
|3_Lucy Hill 1768-1824