Hale, Edward Everett

Hale, Edward Everett,

1822–1909, American author and Unitarian clergyman, b. Boston, grad. Harvard, 1839. He was the nephew of Edward Everett. The pastor of a church in Worcester, Mass. (1842–56), and of one in Boston (1856–1903), Hale was widely influential as a reformer and a prolific writer of magazine articles. From 1903 until his death he was chaplain of the U.S. Senate. His famous short novel, The Man without a Country, was published anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863. Of his voluminous writings the best are Franklin in France (1887–88), the autobiographical New England Boyhood (1893), and Memories of a Hundred Years (1902).


See E. E. Hale, Jr., The Life and Letters of Edward Everett Hale (1917); study by C. P. Hartnett (1966).

Hale, Edward Everett

(1822–1901) author; born in Boston (great-nephew of Nathan Hale, nephew of Edward Everett). He graduated from Harvard (1839), became a Unitarian minister in Boston (1846), and was chaplain of the U.S. Senate (1903–09). A prolific author of historical and biographical works for adults as well as stories for younger readers, he is remembered today almost solely for his story published during the Civil War to encourage patriotism, "The Man Without a Country" (1863).