Charles W. Eliot

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Charles William Eliot

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Atkins Eliot and Mary Eliot
Husband of Ellen Derby Eliot and Grace Mellen Hopkinson
Father of Charles Eliot and Samuel Atkins Eliot, II
Brother of Frances Anne Eliot

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About Charles W. Eliot

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university. Eliot served the longest term as president in the university's history.

Charles Eliot was featured on a U.S. postage stamp issued in 1940.

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Charles W. Eliot's Timeline

March 20, 1834
October 27, 1858
Age 24
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
November 1, 1859
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 24, 1862
Age 28
Age 42
August 22, 1926
Age 92