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EVERETT, Erastus, educator, born in Princeton, Massachusetts, in 1813. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1836, and from 1840 till 1843 was professor of English history at Jefferson College, St. James parish, La. In the latter year he assisted in founding the Orleans high school at New Orleans, and in 1849 became its principal. The school was chartered as a College in 1854, and he served as its president till 1855. From that year until 1875 he taught a select school at Brooklyn, New York, and for the four years following was professor of Greek and Latin in Rutgers female College. He is the author of "A System of English Versification" (New York, 1848), and " Progress," a poem.
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