Peabody, Endicott

Peabody, Endicott

(pē`bädē, –bədē), 1857–1944, American educator, b. Salem, Mass., grad. Cheltenham College, 1876, LL.B. Cambridge, 1880. Ordained (1885) in the Episcopal Church, Peabody had founded in 1884 the Groton School, Groton, Mass., modeled on the English public schools. He was its headmaster until he retired in 1940.

Bibliography

See biography by F. D. Ashburn (1944).

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Peabody, Endicott

(1857–1944) educator; born in Salem, Mass. Born into a patrician New England family, he was the founding headmaster of the elite Groton School in Massachusetts (1884–1940). Peabody decisively shaped the school, which offered a conventional curriculum, stressed athletics, and instilled into its students a strict moral code and sense of social responsibility.
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