William Greenleaf Eliot
American academicDied when: 75 years 171 days (905 months)
Star Sign: Leo
William Greenleaf Eliot (August 5, 1811 – January 23, 1887) was an American educator, Unitarian minister, and civic leader in Missouri.He is most notable for founding Washington University in St.
Louis, but also contributed to the founding of numerous other civic institutions, such as the Saint Louis Art Museum, public school system, and charitable institutions.
The modernist poet T.S.Eliot was his grandson.