Edward Everett (1794-1865) was one of Massachusetts’s most distinguished citizens of the nineteenth century: Unitarian minister, United States congressman and senator, Governor of Massachusetts, American Ambassador to Great Britain, United States Secretary of State, President of Harvard, and a public orator of national renown. Funds for his statue were easily raised by public subscription. The sculptor William Wetmore Story depicts Everett addressing an audience, his right hand raised to make a point. The over life-sized bronze statue was erected in 1867 in the Public Garden. It was moved to Edward Everett Square in 1911, and again to Richardson Park in 1935.