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Samuel Eliot

Samuel Eliot, American college president, philanthropist. member board overseers, 1866-1872.

Background

  • Eliot, Samuel was born on December 22, 1821 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Harvard and Margaret (Bradford) Eliot.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard. 1839. honorary Doctor of Laws, 1880. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Columbia, 1863.

    Career

    • Professor history Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1856-1860, president, 1860-1864. Lecturer Harvard, 1870-1873, member board overseers, 1866-1872. Headmaster Girls’ High and Normal School, 1872-1876.

      Appointed superintendent city schools, Boston, 1878. Directed energies to charitable endeavors including Massachusetts General Hospital, Perkins Institute for Blind, Massachusetts School for Feeble Minded, Boston Museum Fine Arts. Author: Passages from the History of Liberty, 1847.

      The Liberty of Rome, 1849. The Early Christians, 1853.

    Works

    • Author: Passages from the History of Liberty, 1847. The Liberty of Rome, 1849. The Early Christians, 1853.

    Membership

    Member board overseers, 1866-1872.

    Connections

    • Married Emily Otis, June 7, 1853.
    • father: William Harvard Eliot
    • mother: Margaret (Bradford) Eliot
    • spouse: Emily Otis
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    Born December 22, 1821
    Died September 14, 1898
    (aged 76)
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