Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I187957
  • Name: Edward EVERETT
  • RELA: 7th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 APR 1794 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1811 Harvard University
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1825 AND 3 MAR 1835
  • Event: Elected Governor of Massachusetts BET 13 JAN 1836 AND 18 JAN 1840
  • Event: Appointed BET 1841 AND 1845 U.S. Minister to Great Britain
  • Event: Appointed BET 6 NOV 1852 AND 3 MAR 1853 U.S. Secretary of State
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1853 AND 1 JUN 1854
  • Death: 15 JAN 1865 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Event: Pic Edward Everett
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    EVERETT, Edward, (father of William Everett), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Dorchester, Mass., April 11, 1794; graduated from Harvard University in 1811; tutor in that university 1812-1814; studied theology and was ordained pastor of the Brattle Street Unitarian Church, Boston, in 1814; professor of Greek literature at Harvard University 1815-1826; overseer of Harvard University 1827-1847, 1849-1854, and 1862-1865; elected to the Nineteenth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1835); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1834; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Twentieth Congress); Governor of Massachusetts 1836-1840; appointed United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain 1841-1845; declined a diplomatic commission to China in 1843; president of Harvard University 1846-1849; appointed Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Webster and served from November 6, 1852, to March 3, 1853; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1853, until his resignation, effective June 1, 1854; unsuccessful candidate for vice president of the United States in 1860 on the Constitutional-Union ticket; died in Boston, Mass., January 15, 1865; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Oliver EVERETT b: 11 JUN 1752 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA
    Mother: Lucy HILL b: 12 JAN 1768 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Charlotte Gray BROOKS
    • Married: 8 MAY 1822
    1. Has No Children Anne Gorham EVERETT b: 3 MAR 1823
    2. Has Children Charlotte Brooks EVERETT b: 13 AUG 1825
    3. Has No Children Grace Webster EVERETT b: 24 DEC 1827
    4. Has No Children Edward Brooks EVERETT b: 6 MAY 1830
    5. Has No Children Henry Sidney EVERETT b: 31 DEC 1834
    6. Has No Children William EVERETT b: 10 OCT 1839
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