CHARLES W. ELIOT SIGNATURE, "Charles M. Eliot, 11 Dec. '22", on 3.5 x 2 card, of educator and 40 year Harvard University President. In fine condition.
Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard University president in 1869: at 35 years of age, he was elected as the youngest president in the history of the nation's oldest university. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history. Eliot's leadership not only made Harvard the pace-setter for other American schools, but a major figure in the reform of secondary school education. Both the elite boarding schools, most of them founded during his presidency, and the public high schools shaped their curricula to meet Harvard's demanding standards.