EVERETT, William, (1839 - 1910)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

EVERETT, William, (son of Edward Everett), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass., October 10, 1839; attended the public schools of Cambridge and Boston; was graduated from Harvard University in 1859, from Trinity College, Cambridge University, England, in 1863, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1865; was admitted to the bar in 1866; studied for the ministry, and was licensed to preach in 1872 by the Suffolk Association of Unitarian Ministers; tutor in Harvard University 1870-1873; assistant professor of Latin 1873-1877; master of Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass., 1878-1893; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge and served from April 25, 1893, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1897; master of school at Quincy, Mass., where he died February 16, 1910; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.