Edward Everett (1794-1865)
Overall: 30 x 20 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 51.1 x 31.8 cm )
inscribed: just above socle on back of piece, under overpaint: "S 18" inscribed: under PL shoulder in pencil: "18" inscribed: under base: "18"
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 Mr. George Folsom
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