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Encyclopedia > William M. Evarts
Photograph of U.S. Secretary of State William M. Evarts
Photograph of U.S. Secretary of State William M. Evarts

William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of author, editor, and Indian removal opponent Jeremiah Evarts, and the grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman. Public domain photograph of U.S. Secretary of State William M. Evarts, obtained from [1]. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub, The Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Indian Removal refers to the nineteenth century policy of the government of the United States to relocate American Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi River to lands west of the river. ... This article is being considered for deletion, in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was signed with the Syng inkstand, which is on display at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. ... Roger Sherman (April 19 (O.S.) = April 30 (N.S.), 1721 - July 23, 1793), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and a member of the committee which drafted it, a member of the committee that drafted the Articles of Confederation, and signed the United States Constitution...

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School, family, and early career

William attended Boston Latin School, graduated from Yale College in 1837, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. Attended at Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar in New York in 1841, and soon took high rank in his profession. He married Helen Minerva Wardner in 1843. They had 12 children between 1845 and 1862, all born in New York City. Founded on April 23, 1635, Boston Latin School is the oldest public school in the United States. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Skull and Bones is the most well known of the so-called secret societies based at a university. ... Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1862 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


He was appointed assistant United States district attorney and served from 1849-1853. In 1860 he was chairman of the New York delegation to the Republican National Convention. In 1861 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate from New York. He was a member of the State constitutional convention 1867-1868. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... The Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Republican Party, is held every four years to determine the partys candidate for the coming Presidential election and the partys platform. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Service to the Johnson Administration

He was chief counsel for President Andrew Johnson during the impeachment trial, and from July 1868 until March 1869 he was Attorney General of the United States. In 1872 he was counsel for the United States before the tribunal of arbitration on the Alabama claims at Geneva, Switzerland. Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the sixteenth Vice President (1865) and the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presiding. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Arbitration, in the law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution — specifically, a legal alternative to litigation whereby the parties to a dispute agree to submit their respective positions (through agreement or hearing) to a neutral third party (the arbitrator(s) or arbiter(s)) for resolution. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ... Coat of arms of the Canton of Geneva Coat of arms of the City of Geneva Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf, Italian: Ginevra, Romansh Genevra, Spanish: Ginebra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich), located where Lake Geneva (French: Lac de Genève or Lac L...


Service to the Hayes Administration

Counsel for President Rutherford B. Hayes, in the behalf of the Republican Party, before the Electoral Commission in the disputed U.S. presidential election of 1876. During President Rutherford B. Hayes' administration he was United States Secretary of State. He was a delegate to the International Monetary Conference at Paris 1881. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th (1877 – 1881) President of the United States. ... The Electorial Commission is an independent body with powers in the United Kingdom, which was created by an Act of Parliament, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th (1877 – 1881) President of the United States. ... The Seal of the United States Secretary of State The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Service as U.S. Senator

From 1885 to 1891 he was a U.S. Senator from New York. While in Congress (50th and 51st), he served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Library. As an orator Senator Evarts stood in the foremost rank, and some of his best speeches were published. 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The Republican US Congress of 1890 was one of the most important congresses in American history. ... The Joint Committee on the Library is a joint committee of the U.S. Congress devoted to the affairs and administration of the U.S. Library of Congress, which is both the private library of the federal legislature and Americas national library. ...


He led the American fund-raising effort for the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty and spoke at its unveiling on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the U.S. by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


Law Practice

He was a part of a law practice in New York City called Evarts, Southmoyd and Choate.


Retirement

He retired from public life due to ill health. He died in New York City and was buried at Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor, Vermont. City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... Windsor, Vermont Windsor is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ...


Extended Family

William was a member of the extended Baldwin, Hoar & Sherman family, which had many members in American politics. His grandsons included: This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


Ebenezer R. Hoar and Evarts were best friends, owing it to being first cousins, having similiar professional pursuits and political beliefs. Each served several years, in succession, as United States Attorney Generals. Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (February 21, 1816–January 31, 1895) was an American politician. ...


Son Maxwell Evarts was a New York City District attorney, and later co General Counsel for E. H. Harriman and what later became the Union Pacific Railroad. He served as the President of two (2) Windsor, VT banks, chief backer of the Gridley Automatic Lathe manufactured by the Windsor Machine Co., served as a representative to the Vermont state legislature and was involved in the Vermont State Fair Commission. Edward Henry Harriman (February 20, 1848 – September 9, 1909), better known as E. H. Harriman, was a wealthy railroad executive. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ...


Grandson Maxwell E. Perkins famed Charles Scribner's Sons editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and James Jones. F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940), was a Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... Ernest Hemingway, 1950. ... Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900–September 15, 1938) was a famous American novelist. ... Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 13, 1953) is an American author who lived in remote rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. ... Notable people by the name of James Jones: James Jones, 20th century American novelist James Warren Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple religious movement during its infamous mass suicide James Earl Jones, actor James Jones, former US Ambassador to Mexico James L. Jones, American General and Supreme Allied...


Grandson Evarts Boutell Greene famed American historian appointed Columbia University's first De Witt Clinton Professor of History 1923, Department Chairman, 1926-1939. Chairman of Columbia University's Institute of Japanese Studies, 1936–39. A noted authority on the American Colonial and Revolutionary War periods.


William Evarts defended President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial, and his great-grandson Archibald Cox served as a U.S. Solicitor General special prosecutor during Richard Nixon's Watergate Scandal; representing two (2) of the three (3) U.S. Presidential Impeachment trials. Archibald Cox, Jr. ... The Watergate Complex as depicted in Government Exhibit 1. ...


Sources

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Preceded by:
Henry Stanberry
United States Attorney General
18681869
Succeeded by:
Ebenezer R. Hoar
Preceded by:
Hamilton Fish
United States Secretary of State
March 12, 1877March 7, 1881
Succeeded by:
James G. Blaine
Preceded by:
Elbridge G. Lapham
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from New York
18851891
Succeeded by:
David B. Hill


Henry Stanberry (February 20, 1803–June 26, 1881) was an American lawyer and Presidential Cabinet member. ... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (February 21, 1816–January 31, 1895) was an American politician. ... Hamilton Fish, (3 August 1808–7 September 1893), born in New York City, was an American politician during the time of the American Civil War. ... The Seal of the United States Secretary of State The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... James G. Blaine James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830–January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from Maine and a two-time United States Secretary of State. ... Elbridge G. Lapham was a U.S. Senator from New York from 1883-1885. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from New York to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... David Bennett Hill (August 29, 1843 - October 20, 1910) was a Governor of New York. ...


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William Evarts (307 words)
illiam Evarts was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of a clergyman.
In 1871-1872, Evarts was appointed by President Grant as the United States counsel at the Geneva Arbitration of the Alabama Claims.
During the electoral college controversy of 1877, Evarts served as counsel for the Republicans.
William M. Evarts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (910 words)
William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818–February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman.
Evarts served as counsel for President-elect Rutherford B. Hayes, on behalf of the Republican Party, before the Electoral Commission in the disputed U.S. presidential election of 1876.
William was a member of the extended Baldwin, Hoar and Sherman family, which had many members in American politics.
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