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About William Greenleaf Eliot

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

...William Greenleaf Eliot (August 5, 1811 – January 23, 1887) was an American educator, Unitarian minister, and civic leader in Missouri. He is most notable for founding Washington University in St. Louis, but also contributed to the founding of numerous other civic institutions, such as the St. Louis Art Museum, public school system, and charitable institutions..."

"...Eliot was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. After attending the Friends Academy in New Bedford, Eliot attended Columbian College (now the George Washington University) in Washington, D.C., and graduated in 1831. Eliot did graduate work at Harvard Divinity School and graduated in 1834. He was ordained a minister of the Unitarian church on August 17, 1834...."

"...He was the grandfather of poet T. S. Eliot (1888–1965). W.G. Eliot's wife, Abigail Adams Cranch, was the daughter of William Cranch, a nephew of Abigail Adams. William Eliot's father, mother, and wife were first cousins of each other. Their mothers were siblings, as well as sisters of Rebecca Greenleaf. (She married Noah Webster.)..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Greenleaf Eliot', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 August 2011, 22:53 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Greenleaf_Eliot&oldid=443419575> [accessed 15 August 2011]

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William Greenleaf Eliot's Timeline

August 5, 1811
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts
May 11, 1838
Age 26
November 26, 1839
Age 28
October 13, 1841
Age 30
November 25, 1843
Age 32
St. Louis, Missouri
December 7, 1845
Age 34
December 17, 1847
Age 36
July 25, 1849
Age 37
February 28, 1851
Age 39