Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was a Whig Party politician from Massachusetts. Everett was elected to the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, and also served as President of Harvard University, United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Britain, and Governor of Massachusetts before being appointed United States Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Webster.
Coffin, Charles Carleton The Boys of '61; of, Four Years of Fighting. Personal Observation with the Army and Navy (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1884)
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