“He was interested in all that tended toward the advancement of humanity and was catholic in all his sympathies. He was the champion of the oppressed, the friend of the needy, and the helper of those in distress. His last public utterance was in one of the public schools of this city, and of the cause of universal free education he has ever been a devoted advocate…”
So proclaimed the Worcester City Council following the death of one of the city’s, and the nation’s, leading figures.
“To Clark University, he has contributed largely of his time and wisdom,” they wrote. “He filled in fullest measure the widest sphere of opportunity … he was the incarnation of Massachusetts.”
He is held in esteem well beyond Worcester.
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