George Bancroft Quote
Literary and historical miscellanies (1855 edition)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Bancroft
Born: October 3, 1800
Died: January 17, 1891 (aged 90)
Bio: George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845.