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Horace Greeley
Date: American, 1811 - 1872
Remarks: Horace Greeley grew up in deep poverty in New Hampshire and Vermont. A very fast learner, he began to work for smaller newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania before moving to New York City. Once in New York, he helped start a magazine in 1834 called the New Yorker and in 1841 he founded and began editing The Tribune. Within the pages of the Tribune, Greeley spread his beliefs, advocating temperence and women's rights for example. During the 1850's, Greeley was one of the most prominent believers in anti-slavery and let it be known in his paper. In some places in the South, Greeley's paper was even banned for its anti-slavery sentiments. In addition to editing The Tribune, Greeley also had a political career, serving in Congress at one point. In 1872, Greeley attempted, unsuccessfully, to run for president against Grant. In November of that same year he passed away. -Source: and