Charles William Eliot

Charles William Eliot
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21st President of Harvard University
In office
1869–1909
Preceded byThomas Hill
Succeeded byA. Lawrence Lowell
Personal details
Born(1834-03-20)March 20, 1834
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 22, 1926(1926-08-22) (aged 92)
Northeast Harbor, Maine
Spouse(s)Ellen Derby Peabody (1858–1869)
Grace Mellen Hopkinson (1877–1924)
ChildrenCharles Eliot
Samuel A. Eliot II
Alma materHarvard College
ProfessionProfessor, university president
Signature

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869.[1] A member of the prominent Eliot family of Boston, he transformed the provincial college into the pre-eminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history.

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Eliot, Charles William" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 274.

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