Edward Everett (1794-1865)

Object Number: 
1970.35
Date: 
c. 1856
Medium: 
Oil on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 19.4 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Edward Everett was a clergyman, educator and statesman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1825-35) and as the governor of Massachusetts (1836-39). After serving four years as U.S. minister to Great Britain, he returned to Harvard, his alma mater, as president of the college (1846-49). Everett was a celebrated orator; one of his best-known speeches was delivered just prior to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles and Lindley Eberstadt
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Creative: Tronvig Group