William M. Evarts

William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an lawyer and statesman from who served as U.S. Secretary of , U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from .

He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a , the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 1876.