Horace Everett

Horace Everett (July 17, 1779 – January 30, 1851) was an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.

Horace Everett
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Horace Everett, Congressman from Vermont
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byGeorge Edward Wales
Succeeded byGeorge Perkins Marsh
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1779-07-17)July 17, 1779
Foxboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJanuary 30, 1851(1851-01-30) (aged 71)
Windsor, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
National Republican
Spouse(s)Mary Leverett [1]
ChildrenHorace Everett[2]
Alma materBrown University
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer


Everett was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts. His father was John Everett; his mother was Melatiah (Metcalf) Ware. In 1797 he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.[3] He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1801. He began the practice of law in Windsor, Vermont.

He served as State's Attorney for Windsor County, Vermont from 1813 until 1818.[4] He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1819, 1820, 1822, 1824, and again in 1834.[5] He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1828.[6]

Everett was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the 21st United States Congress, 22nd United States Congress, 23rd United States Congress and the 24th United States Congress. He was elected as a Whig to the 25th United States Congress, 26th United States Congress and 27th United States Congress. He served in Congress from March 4, 1829 until March 3, 1843.[7]

Family lifeEdit

Everett married Mary Leverett on October 31, 1811, and had one son named Horace Everett.[8]

He was a descendant of Richard Everett, founder of both Springfield, Massachusetts and Dedham, Massachusetts. He was the first cousin of Edward Everett, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and the 15th Governor of Massachusetts.[9]


Everett died on January 30, 1851 in Windsor, Vermont. He is interred at the Old South Church Cemetery in Windsor.[10]


  1. ^ "A Wilson Family Tree". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "A Wilson Family Tree". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ United States Congress (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, Inclusive. Government Printing Office. p. 1032. ISBN 9780160731761.
  4. ^ "Old South Cemetery". Old South Cemetery. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "EVERETT, Horace, (1779 - 1851)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Everett, Horace (1779-1851)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  7. ^ "Rep. Horace Everett". gotrack.us. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "A Wilson Family Tree". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Everett, Edward Franklin (1902). Descendants of Richard Everett, Dedham, Mass. Boston.
  10. ^ "Horace Everett". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 21, 2012.

Further readingEdit

  • Everett, Edward Franklin. Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Massachusetts. Boston: 1902, pp. 60, 108-10

External linksEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by