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William Greenleaf Eliot

Born: Aug 5, 1811

Death: Jan 23, 1887

Birthplace: New Bedford

Nationality: United States

William Greenleaf Eliot

Date of Birth : Aug 5, 1811
Date of Death : Jan 23, 1887
Birth Place : New Bedford

William Greenleaf Eliot was an American educator, Unitarian minister, and civic leader in Missouri. He is most notable for founding Washington University in St. Louis, but also contributed to the founding of numerous other civic institutions, such as the St. Louis Art Museum, public school system, and charitable institutions. The modernist poet T. S. Eliot was his grandson.


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