Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, diplomat, educator and orator who served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain and the US Secretary of State. He was known for his oratorical skills and was a famous speaker at the time of Civil War, instigating anti-war feelings amongst people through his moving speeches. Everett was a very studious student and did his graduation from Harvard and pursued ministry after that. He became a popular preacher while working at a post at the Brattle Street Church. He took a step forward in his career and worked as a professor of Greek literature at Harvard, which provided him with an opportunity to travel all through the Europe and learn new languages and ancient law and literature. He came back to America with an informed vision and brought European education techniques to American education system. By this time he became a well-known public orator because of which he was given an opportunity to make a career change and became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After that he remained active in politics for many years in various capacities like National Republican, Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain and US Secretary of State. His speeches and knowledge of politics and literature was so profound that he also worked as a columnist for ‘New York Ledger’ for many years.
Former American senator
Place Of Death
Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Harvard College
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