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Edward Everett. After a painting from Alonzo Chappel. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-107689).


Everett, Edward (11 April 1794–15 January 1865), statesman and orator, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of Oliver Everett, a clergyman and judge who died when Edward was eight years old, and Lucy Hill, a woman of inherited means. Everett attended Harvard College, graduating in 1811 with highest honors at what was (even for then) a young age. He took an M.A. in divinity in 1814 and was installed that year as minister to the Unitarian Brattle Street Church, then the most distinguished pulpit in Boston....


Watson, Thomas Edward (05 September 1856–26 September 1922), political leader, orator, and author, was born about three miles north of Thomson, Georgia, the son of John Smith Watson, a planter, and Ann Eliza Maddox. At birth, he was christened Edward Thomas, but he eventually switched the two names as he grew older. Watson was educated at a local field school near Thomson and studied for two years (1872–1874) at Mercer University, a small Baptist school in Macon, Georgia. Although family finances made it impossible to complete his degree at Mercer, Watson did develop an intense appreciation for oratory as a member of the Phi Delta debating society. Leaving Mercer after his sophomore year, Watson taught for two years at Central Warrior Academy, a country school in rural Scriven County, Georgia; but he returned to Thomson to study law privately in the nearby city of Augusta. He was licensed to practice law on 19 October 1875....