Horace Everett

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Horace Everett
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by George Edward Wales
Succeeded by George Perkins Marsh
Personal details
Born (1779-07-17)July 17, 1779
Foxboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died January 30, 1851(1851-01-30) (aged 71)
Windsor, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican
National Republican
Anti-Jacksonian
Whig
Spouse(s) Mary Leverett [1]
Children Horace Everett[2]
Alma mater Brown University
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Horace Everett (July 17, 1779 – January 30, 1851) was an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Everett was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts. His father was John Everett; his mother was Melatiah (Metcalf) Ware. In 1797 he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.[3] He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1801. He began the practice of law in Windsor, Vermont.

He served as prosecuting attorney for Windsor County, Vermont from 1813 until 1818.[4] He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1819, 1820, 1822, 1824, and again in 1834.[5] He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1828.[6]

Everett was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the 21st United States Congress, 22nd United States Congress, 23rd United States Congress and the 24th United States Congress. He was elected as a Whig to the 25th United States Congress, 26th United States Congress and 27th United States Congress. He served in Congress from March 4, 1829 until March 3, 1843.[7]

Family life[edit]

Everett married Mary Leverett on October 31, 1811, and had one son named Horace Everett.[8]

He was a descendant of Richard Everett, founder of both Springfield, Massachusetts and Dedham, Massachusetts. He was the first cousin of Edward Everett, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and the 15th Governor of Massachusetts.[9]

Death[edit]

Everett died on January 30, 1851 in Windsor, Vermont. He is interred at the Old South Church Cemetery in Windsor.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Wilson Family Tree". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "A Wilson Family Tree". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ United States Congress (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, Inclusive. Government Printing Office,. p. 1032. 
  4. ^ "Old South Cemetery". Old South Cemetery. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "EVERETT, Horace, (1779 - 1851)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Everett, Horace (1779-1851)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rep. Horace Everett". gotrack.us. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "A Wilson Family Tree". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ Everett, Edward Franklin (1902). Descendants of Richard Everett, Dedham, Mass. Boston. 
  10. ^ "Horace Everett". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Everett, Edward Franklin. Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Massachusetts. Boston: 1902, pp. 60, 108-10

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