William Maxwell Evarts, US Sec. of State, Atty Gen & Senator

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Sen. William Maxwell Evarts

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Death: February 28, 1901 (83)
New York City, New York Co., New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremiah F. Evarts and Mehetabel Prescott Sherman
Husband of Helen Minerva Bingham Wardner
Father of Allen Wardner Evarts; Hettie Sherman Beaman; Mary Evarts; Helen Minerva Tweed; Elizabeth Hoar Evarts and 7 others
Brother of Mary Evarts; Martha Sherman Evarts; John Jay Evarts and Sarah Evarts
Half brother of Daniel Barnes, III and Mary Tatem Barnes

Occupation: US Secretary of State, US Attorney General, US Senator & Chief Counsel for President Andrew Johnson at his impeachment trial
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About William Maxwell Evarts, US Sec. of State, Atty Gen & Senator

William Maxwell Evarts was an American lawyer and statesman from New York who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of American political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a president, the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 1876.

A eulogist summarized his career thus: "Mr. Evarts' most conspicuous, perhaps sole, title to fame is, that he was a great lawyer and brilliant advocate. ... his study of legal principles was profound, his acquaintance with literature was wide, his ideas of professional ethics were exalted. He held great National offices, but his title to them was rather as lawyer than statesman."

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William Maxwell Evarts, US Sec. of State, Atty Gen & Senator's Timeline

1818
February 6, 1818
Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
1848
1848
Age 29
1852
November 28, 1852
Age 34
New York, New York, United States
1854
1854
Age 35
1856
March 8, 1856
Age 38
New York, New York, United States
September 24, 1856
Age 38
New York, New York, United States
1858
January 4, 1858
Age 39
New York City, New York Co., New York
1859
October 10, 1859
Age 41
New York, NY, United States
October 10, 1859
Age 41
New York, New York, United States