American philosopher of optimism, individuality, and mysticism.
He was the leader of the Transcendentalist movement.
He influenced Walden author Henry David Thoreau.
He took several odd jobs to pay for school expenses in high school, such as being a waiter for the Junior Commons and an occasional teacher working with his Uncle Samuel in Waltham, Massachusetts.
His parents were named Ruth Haskins and William Emerson.
- The meaning of the name Emerson: Son Of Emery