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Samuel Eliot

College president , philanthropist

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