Edward Everett (1794-1865)
Oil on paper, mounted on copper
Overall: 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.1 x 9.8 cm )
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.
Gift of Mrs. Catherine Shiraeff
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