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William Greenleaf Eliot
Birth: Aug. 5, 1811
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1887
Pass Christian
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

William, one of eight children, graduated from Georgetown in 1831 and three years later finished his education at Harvard University's Divinity School. After moving to St. Louis, Eliot established the First Congregational Church and was ordained pastor of the church. During the Civil War he was appointed a member of the Western Sanitary Commission. He was a large benefactor of educational institutions in St. Louis and co-founded Washington University with his good friend Wayman Crow. Originally named Eliot Seminary, the name was eventually changed to Washington University. Eliot became chancellor in 1871 and was associated with the university for the rest of his life. William Greenleaf Eliot was the grandfather of author T.S. Eliot(bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Children:
  Edward Cranch Eliot (1858 - 1928)*
 
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Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 41/50, Lot 61
 
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Record added: Feb 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20572
William Greenleaf Eliot
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William Greenleaf Eliot
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William Greenleaf Eliot
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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