1834 - Charles W. Eliot was born in Boston. Both his father and uncle were mayors of Boston. He became president of Harvard University, expanding and upgrading the professional schools. Eliot was a member of the First Parish in Cambridge. His son, Unitarian minister Samuel Atkins Eliot, became the first president of the American Unitarian Association to hold wide executive powers. Read more about Charles W. Eliot.
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