William Everett

EVERETT, William. b. Watertown, Massachusetts, 10 October 1839; d. Quincy, Massachusetts, 16 February 1910. He was the son of Edward Everett, Secretary of State in the administration of Abraham Lincoln, who spoke the long oration before Lincoln’s brief but famous Gettysburg address. William Everett was educated at Harvard College (AB 1859), Trinity College, Cambridge, England (BA 1863), and at the Dane Law School, Cambridge (Harvard University) Massachusetts (LL.D 1865); he was called to the bar in 1866, but never practiced. He was appointed as a Latin tutor at Harvard in 1870, and became an assistant professor of Latin in 1873. In 1878 he became master of Adams Academy, a boys’ school at...

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