Charles William Eliot
|21st President of Harvard University|
|Preceded by||Thomas Hill|
|Succeeded by||A. Lawrence Lowell|
|Born||March 20, 1834|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||August 22, 1926 (aged 92)|
Northeast Harbor, Maine, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Derby Peabody (1858–1869)|
Grace Mellen Hopkinson (1877–1924)
Samuel A. Eliot II
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
|Profession||Professor, university president|
Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909, the longest term of any Harvard president. A member of the prominent Eliot family of Boston, he transformed Harvard from a respected provincial college into America's preeminent research university. Theodore Roosevelt called him "the only man in the world I envy."