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Charles William Eliot

American president of Harvard

1834   -   1926

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University, Harvard College
occupation: university teacher, writer
position held: President of Harvard University

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. A member of the prominent Eliot family of Boston, he transformed the provincial college into the pre-eminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history.
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