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Edward Everett (1794-1865)
Date: ca. 1856
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Medium: Oil on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 19.4 x 14.3 cm )
Description: Portrait
Credit Line: Gift of Charles and Lindley Eberstadt
Object Number: 1970.35
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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.